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FBC E-Blast - July 22, 2013
FBC E-Blast

July 22, 2013

 

FBC E-Blast

Weekly Newsletter of First Baptist Church of Midway

Current Sermon Series

  Everyone knows it's important but not everyone knows how to do it. Join us as we learn more about prayer.

Last Sunday:

    Yesterday we continued our series on Prayer by looking into God Didn't Answer My Prayer. What matters to God when we pray? Our relationships, motives, the way we live, faith, God's Will, and that we have a relationship with God. Also, God always answers our prayers with either yes, no, or not right now!
  Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Sunday:

      Join us next week as we finish our series on Prayer by looking into Praying Like Jesus.

Contact Us:

    210 Front Street
    Midway, PA 15060
    www.fbcmidway.com

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Blinded By Love

II Corinthians 12

 

If someone we care about hurts, our first instinct is to remove the pain. We want to offer money, advice, or a way out of a mess. However, if God is not ready to have the problem patched up, then the believer who repairs it gets himself into a fix. The Lord will discipline a Christian who obstructs His work in another person's life.

 

Love can blind us to the fact that God bring a person to a position of utter desperation so that she will give up her self-sufficiency. Only when His strength is manifested in her weakness does she finally know what it means to rely upon God. We do not want to hinder such an essential lesson!

 

Our heavenly Father's ways often do not make sense to humans. We wonder how pain could be the means of bringing about spiritual victory. Yet His greatest triumph - overcoming sin and death - was achieved through Jesus Christ's sacrifice, which involved physical and emotional anguish. And the example in the paragraph above helps us understand why God uses hardship to mature believers: Hurt and despair often strip away the "props" we depend on and expose our need for a Savior. Man's weakness is a showcase for God's strength.

 

It is only natural that we want to rescue hurting loved ones. However, we may not be the tool God wishes to use for that purpose. The wise course of action is to ask God if He wants us to get involved. Then, we must be sensitive to His will and ready to stand aside so that His plan can move forward.

 
Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.
 
 

Upcoming Events:

August 4 - Guest Speaker Dale Bish, Jr. will be preaching. Carry-in Dinner Following AM Service

 

August 13 - G.R.O.W. Meeting at 7 PM

 

August 16 - Wild Things Game @ 7:05 PM. Cost is $5 per person. Please sign up in the foyer. You can pay either Pastor or Greg. Also, there are fireworks that night!

 

August 24 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at 8 AM at the church. The topic we will be discussing is the role of church offices. Such as Deacons, Elders or Trustees.

      Around 9:30 AM there will be a church-wide work day, as we will take down the gutters on the church and begin cleaning and repairing the soffit and fascia.

 

September 15 - We will be having our annual Church Outside followed by a picnic. There will be no services at the church. Place is still to be determined.