FBC E-Blast - July 15, 2019
FBC E-Blast


July 15, 2019

The Believer's Purpose - Galatias 5

God has a purpose for your life. If that weren't true, He'd have taken you home to heaven at the moment of salvation. Do you ever wonder why He left you here?


The Lord intends to influence others through you. Our purpose is to be a vessel through which Christ overflows to others - touching those who hurt and desperately need a Savior. Once we are saved, Scripture teaches, our involvement is threefold.


First, we love others. Jesus clearly stated that this was one of the two greatest commandments (Matthew 22:38-39).


Second, we share the good news of salvation (Acts 1:8). Some travel across the world to spread the gospel, while others teach neighbors across the street. The Holy Spirit will direct us to the right people if we are willing to obey.


Third, we serve in a variety of ways, like helping those in need, sharing our resources, and lifting others in prayer. Jesus is our perfect example of all three. His entire life was marked by caring for people - both those who loved Him and those who did not. In fact, the Bible teaches that He humbled Himself and became like us, willing to give up His life for our redemption. There is no greater love; there is no greater act of service.


Scripture clearly defines the believer's purpose. Aligning ourselves with God's intentions for His children - loving others, witnessing, and serving - bring us great satisfaction. In fact, we're still on earth not merely to hear more teaching but to act on it and share with others what we learn.



Current Sermon Series
      In this world, you’ll have struggles. You’ll face opposition. You’ll be challenged. And there’s a reason for that: this world is not your home. So answer hate with love, find joy in the midst of trials, and rely on a strength beyond yourself. You’re meant to be … different. This series is a study of the book of I Peter, and covers topics like how to respond to persecution and culture in a world that's increasingly pulling away from God.


Last Week:
      We go through trials, all the time. The question is, as believers, are we reacting to those trials differently? Trials also reveal whether we have genuine faith or a false faith. Also, God uses trials to draw you closer to Him.
      Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      We will continue our series, Different, by looking into having Different Values in an Unholy Culture.




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July 28 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following AM Worship service


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August 25 - Church Outside at 11 AM. There are no services at the church.




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