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FBC E-Blast - January 25, 2016
FBC E-Blast

January 25, 2016

Go To The Ant - Proverbs 6

God is a masterful Creator. He has integrated many of His principles into the fabric of nature so that we can see His handiwork and learn of Him (Psalm 19:1-6). If you desire to acquire wisdom, do not neglect to look outdoors for His lessons.


Now, of course, the outdoors sometimes comes inside. If you've ever battled ants in your kitchen or pantry, wisdom probably isn't the first trait you would attribute to them - you probably would choose a description more like determination. But to the lazy person, God points out these tiny creatures as an example of wise living. Simply consider how many characteristics of the ant people would be smart to adopt: preparation, cooperation, perseverance, diligence, unity, and the list goes on. So interacting with righteous men isn't the only way to acquire wisdom. God also wants us to observe the lowly ant that He created to work in community.


There's much to learn from the created world. By directing attention to the birds, Jesus challenges His followers to consider the folly of anxiety (Matthew 6:26). Birds do not reap or gather grain but rather assume their food will be supplied as it always has been. The lesson in this observation of nature is that the Lord who provides for birds can be trusted to meet His people's needs as well.


In spite of Judas' greed, blind ambition, and betrayal, Jesus never stopped loving him; He still used the word "friend" to address the one-time disciple. The Lord does not place conditions on His love or reject people who fail to meet certain standards. He simply cares for us as we are.


People cannot earn Jesus Christ's love and friendship. He takes the initiative, reaches out, and draws into fellowship those who are willing. We are not worthy, but we are privileged to live in His love anyway. In the Lord, we find a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).



Current Sermon Series
      We've been studying In The Beginning..., how this world began. We covered the topics of God, Creation, the fall of Satan, the fall of mankind, and the promise of redemption. Join us as we continue this series, as we cover the first 11 chapters in Genesis. Lord willing, we will look at Cain and Abel, Generations of Adam, Noah, and other topics.


Last Week:
      Chapter 10 covers the descent of man from Noah's sons into the world. God told them to be fruitful and multiply, and this is proof that they did. Japheth, Ham and Shem's lines are listed.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      We will begin looking at the Tower of Babel from Genesis 11.




Upcoming Events


January 31 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following AM Worship Service


February 5 - Church-wide Bowling at 7 PM at West Pike Bowling in Canonsburg. The cost is $12, which includes shoes and unlimited bowling for 2 hours.


February 7 - Carry-In Fellowship Dinner Following AM Worship Service


February 11 - Activities Planning Meeting at 7 PM at the church. Come with ideas!!


February 14 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM



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