FBC E-Blast - January 24, 2011
FBC E-Blast - January 24, 2010
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The Road to Perfect and Complete
James 1:2-4

I want us to focus our attention today on James 1:2-4, My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."

What I want to look at today is how God seeks to bring us to maturity by building patience into our lives. If there is one thing I have learned in my Christian walk, it is that God is not in as much of a hurry as I am!

Now, what is patience? Patience is the long-lasting quality of your faith. If you let go of your patience, your faith falls to the floor. The end result God is looking for is that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. The word perfect here means mature. God is developing maturity in us by working on our patience.

I have a dear friend who has a great church. They endeavored to build another building on their property and it ended up being a major undertaking. In fact, it turned out to be the most difficult thing he had ever done. Eventually it got built, but you know what my friend says about it? He says, "You see that building? I didn't build that building. It built me."

Going through those trials, facing those difficulties, having his faith tested, having to trust God when it seemed like there was a lack of finances, having to hold onto God's Word when he was a laughing stock with some people, all of that built character in him as he stood the test.

I have a question for you: Has anything been building you lately? If so, rejoice, because God is working maturity in you!

By Bayless Conley

For Your Information

     This las week we started a new series entitled, Building A Life of Stewardship. The first message was Thanks Giving. We looked at how we ought to show our thanks to the Lord by giving sacrificially. If you missed this message it will be on our website by the end of today. Next Sunday we will be looking into the Hidden Treasure from Matthew 13. We hope that you come out and learn how we ought to be good stewards of our lives.

     For the months of January, February and March, we will not be having our Sunday Night Bible Studies. In lieu of this service we are encouraging our Men and Women to join the Bible Studies that will be going on throughout the week.
     The ladies will be meeting on Sunday nights at 6 PM at various homes.
     Likewise, the men will be having their study on Saturdays at 10 AM. The men will be going through Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders.
     If you missed signing up for this or are interested in joining, please see Pamela Bish for the ladies, and Pastor Robinson for the men. We pray and hope to see you involved in these studies.

PLEASE NOTE - We will be forgoing our monthly meals for January, February, and March

February 5 - Soup Cook-Off at 6 PM

March 5 - Washington City Mission - More details to come

     Visit us at www.fbcmidway.com for more information about our church, as well as previous sermons. Our website has much to offer.


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