FBC E-Blast - June 16, 2014
FBC E-Blast

June 16, 2014

The Call of God

II Thessalonians 2

You've probably heard the phrase "the call of God," but maybe you don't know exactly what it means. Is the Lord still calling people, or was that something He did only in Bible times? Does He speak only to a specific few or to everyone? Although He may not use an audible voice, He's still in the business of seeking followers.

Called to Salvation - Because sin has created a barrier between us and God, He first reaches out to establish a relationship with us by offering salvation through Christ.

Called to Sanctification - Once we have been reconciled to the Lord, He then calls us to sanctification or holiness. This means that He sets us apart for His purposes. It's not a perfect life, but one that is bent toward righteousness and obedience. Although this is an act of God that begins at the moment of salvation and continues until our physical death, it also requires a commitment from us. If we choose not to cooperate with the Lord in this process, our growth in Christlikeness will be hindered.

Called to Service - God has chosen to carry out His work in the world through those who are saved. He has determined the tasks He wants each of us to do; our job is to serve Him by accomplishing what He's planned for us.

How are you responding to the Lord's various calls? Remember that someday we will all stand before Him and give an account of our lives. Habitually saying no to His voice will result in loss, but those who have lived for Him instead of themselves will be richly rewarded.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

Current Sermon Series:

      In every man's life, there is a cause worth fighting for and a victory worth claiming. What is yours? Discover how to not only prepare for the battles ahead, but more importantly, how to emerge victoriously. It's time to stop playing the role of the nice guy and instead live as The Warrior.
      We will look into: The Warrior's Cause, The Hessitant Warrior, The Wounded Warrior, The Distracted Warrior, and The Passionate Warrior.

Last Week: Men are created with a warrior's heart. We need to find the right cause or we will get into all the wrong fights. Warriors also know when it is time to fight and how to. Sometimes we will fight by throwing a punch, other times by turning a cheek.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week: We will continue looking at The Warrior by looking into The Hessitant Warrior.

June 21 - VBS Worknight at 7 PM.

June 22-26 - Vacation Bible School for children in Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Any questions? Contact Stephanie.

July 3 - All Boys BBQ at 6:30 PM. Cost is $5 per person. Please sign up in the church foyer.

July 11 - Washington Wild Things Game at 7:05 PM. Cost is $7 per ticket. Please sign up in the church foyer.

July 16 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7:30 PM.

July 20 - Missionary Frank DiBagno to Italy will be with us.

August 2 - Men's Prayer Breakfast at 8 AM.

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