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FBC E-Blast - January 27, 2014
FBC E-Blast

January 27, 2014

 

FBC E-Blast

Weekly Newsletter of First Baptist Church of Midway

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  There's a slice of the world just waiting for your imprint. How will you shape it? Learn how you're uniquely qualified to make a difference in Change Your World in 52 Days.

Last Sunday:

  Nehemiah was burdened for his homeland. So burdened that he wept, but he didn't stop there. He prayed. He also didn't stop there either. He then stood up to act upon that burden. This is what we need to do in order to change our world!
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Next Sunday:

  Next week, we continue a new series Change Your World in 52 Days, by looking into The Leader In You.

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    Midway, PA 15060
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The Greater Purpose of Blessings

Psalm 67

 

It is God's nature to bless. However, we need to understand that He has a greater purpose in mind than we may realize. His ultimate goal is far more encompassing than just to make us happy, peaceful, protected, and prosperous. In fact, it is never the Lord's intention for His blessings to end with us. Rather, He wants them to flow out to others as part of His plan for the whole earth.

 

As we can see in today's psalm, the Lord blesses us so that His salvation, His ways, and His justice may be known by every nation and every people group around the globe (vv. 3-4, 7). He is always acting with this larger picture in mind - even while working personally in our individual lives. Knowing this should fill us with an awesome yet humbling sense of significance. Every believer has a part in helping others know and understand the one true God. Each blessing He gives not only benefits us personally but is intended to help further this cause. On the other hand, we may sometimes not receive the things we want because they don't contribute to His higher purpose. But if we are willing to fit our requests into God's greater plans, we will position ourselves to be greatly used by Him.

 

When the Lord blesses you, He's not only doing something for you; He's also doing something in and through you to affect others' lives. Don't let the pleasures and comforts of His blessings blind you to their intended purpose. Ask God how to use His kindnesses as a way to point people to Him.

 
Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.
 
 

Upcoming Events:

 

February 2 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship

 

February 11 - G.R.O.W. Meeting at 7 PM

 

February 18 - Trustee Meeting at 7 PM

 

February 23 - Special Business Meeting following AM Worship Service

 

March 21-22 - Couple's Retreat with Bob Burney. Cost is $125 + food (lunch on Saturday).