FBC E-Blast - June 6, 2016
FBC E-Blast

June 6, 2016

Practical Ways to Bear Burdens - I Thessalonians 5

There are hurting people everywhere, but at times we just don't know what to say or do to ease their pain. Here are six practical ways to bear someone else's burden.

  1. Be there. At times the best "method" of helping is simply to be present. During our darkest hours, we don't need someone who tries in vain to fix everything; we just need a friend.
  2. Listen. Don't attempt to give answers or tell people what to do next. Injured souls frequently want simply a listening ear so they can express what's on their mind.
  3. Share. Never parade yourself as someone who has all the answers. Instead, allow your own pain and failures to help others.
  4. Pray. There is power in speaking people's names before the Lord. When they hear someone talk to Jesus on their behalf, healing often starts taking place.
  5. Give. Sometimes helping others involves more than a handshake or warm hug. Maybe they need something financial or material. One of the best measures of sincerity is how much we're willing to give to others.
  6. Substitute.You may know an individual who bears the burden of caring for someone else. If you step in and take his or her place for a while, you are emulating your Savior--He, too, was a substitute.

Because we were unable to do it ourselves, Jesus bore all of our sin and sorrow, even unto death. As a result, we can live happily and eternally in communion with our Father. If Christ did that for us, how can we ever say, "I'm too busy to bear someone else's burden"?

Upcoming Sermon Series
      When we're pushed to our limit, we have a choice to make. Will we choose the path of least resistance or will we have the courage to take a Stand? In this five-week series, we will learn about Daniel and five important points in his life when he stood for God. Covering everything from him being first captured as a boy to the lion's den to the fiery furnace, we'll see Daniel and his friends Stand Up, Stand Strong, Stand In, and Stand Firm for God.

Last Week:
      We learned how we are able to stand strong in the midst of trials. When God raises us up, expect for people to tear you down. Kneeling to pray is what gives us the strength to stand. When we do what is right, we can trust God with the results.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will continue our series, Stand by looking at how we are to Stand in Faith.

Upcoming Events

June 6, 2016 - Ladies Small Group at 7 PM at Stephanie Robinson's house

June 11, 2016 - Trustee's Meeting at 8 AM
                          - VBS Work Day at 9 AM

June 12, 2016 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

June 12-16, 2016 - Vacation Bible School from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

June 23, 2016 - Men's Small Group at 7 PM at the church

June 26, 2016 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

July 3, 2016 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service

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