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First Baptist Church
January 7, 2013
God's Family Tree
Luke 3



A family tree is an interesting and informative record that shows family relationships throughout many generations. Digging into your family history might reveal that you are related to presidents, kings or next door neighbors.


The Bible is full of these kinds of family history. Many genealogies tell the story of God's faithfulness from generation to generation. In Luke 3:23 we see that Jesus Christ, the only begotten of God, enters into human history and all the recorded genealogies of the Bible abruptly stop.


These records stop because our connection to God is no longer through our human ancestry but through Jesus. When we are in Christ we are connected to God and part of His family.


John 1:12-13 says, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


Thank God that we've been included in God's family through Christ Jesus. We have been born into this spiritual family not based on our parent's faith but based on our believing and receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. When we read a genealogy in the Bible our hearts should be encouraged. God has entered our story and now we get the opportunity to be part of His family and His story.


Used by permission from NewSpring Church


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Upcoming Events:

January 15 - Trustee's Meeting at 7 PM


January 16 - Annual Business Meeting at 7:30 PM


January 27 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering Following AM Worship Service.


Parsonage Fund


As of this Sunday our total offering towards the possible new parsonage totaled $17,055! I want to thank all of those who gave sacrificially and over and above your regular giving. Now, just because the offering match offer has expired, does not mean that you cannot give more to the fund. Just designate on your offering envelope and it will go towards it. Thank you so much! Praise the Lord for His goodness!
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