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FBC E-Blast - July 23, 2012
FBC E-Blast
July 23, 2012

Stand Your Ground

Ephesians 6

Ephesians 6:13-14 says, Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore...

As I read through the list of spiritual armor provided to me by God I notice nothing there designed to protect my backside. I see a breastplate but no butt-plate! Could it be that the Lord is trying to send a message? We must stop turning tail and running like some lily-livered, yellow-spined coward every time there is a serious challenge to our faith.

We know that more tough days are ahead. We know that discouragement will come. We know that there will be dry spells in our walk with Jesus. We know that temptation will assail us. We know that we will face tragedy and the premature death of a loved one. And yet, so many times we throw up our hands in surrender to the enemy, failing to fight the fight of faith with honor because we lose sight of our mission objective.

John 16:33 says, These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world

Our mission objective is not victory. Victory has already been won by Christ. We fight to run up the score.

With victory secured, why should we fear? With victory secured, where is the sting of death? With victory secured, why give in to temptation? With victory secured, why not risk it all? The knowledge of certain victory should make us want to buck up and stand firm in the face of any trial. With Jesus our leader and eternity our sure reward, what place does fear have in the Army of the Living God? Today, let us make war with confidence. Strength and Honor!

Used by permission from NewSpring Church

Upcoming Events

Ladies' Small Group - The ladies meet on Sunday Nights at 6 PM and are going through the book Made To Crave by Lisa TerKeurst. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Robinson at (724) 678-9520.

Men's Small Group - The men meet on Monday Nights at 7 PM and are going through the book The Resolution for Men by Stephen Kendrick. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Robinson at (724) 255-1695. Our next meeting will be on July 23rd at the Weber's and will cover chapters 8 and 9.

July 24 - Trustee Meeting at 7 PM

July 25 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7:30 PM

July 29 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following AM Worship Service

Special Opportunity

We have been approached by an individual who wants to help our church to be proactive in being prepared for the future. Recently there was a chance to purchase the house behind the church, but we were not in any position to purchase it. They have since taken it off the market, but will most likely be putting it back on the market in a year or so. This anonymous person has offered to match up to $5000 each month (from May through December) that would be given to the parsonage fund over and above your regular offerings. This is a great opportunity to get prepared to purchase some needed property for parking since our church is landlocked. Please consider donating some money towards this fund so we can be better prepared for this possible opportunity. We have raised $5,300! Praise the Lord!!

Current Series:

      Souls refreshed. Relationships restored. Hearts reborn. God is the author of incredible stories of change, and is ready to do the same in our lives. Learn how we can open the door to transformation in our series, RE.

      We started our new series and we talked about REmember. We saw that we need to remember our requirements as children of God, that our resources come from God, that our redemption is of God, the rewards for serving God, our responsibility to others, as well as our Lord's return.       Sunday's message is available on our website, just under the calendar, or you can listen by visiting us on iTunes. You can also listen to previous messages.

Next Week:
      Lord willing Bro. Ron Salomon will be speaking as Pastor will be out of town visiting with his father.

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