FBC E-Blast - March 20, 2017
FBC E-Blast

March 20, 2017

Serving Christ - Matthew 25

Stop for a moment and consider the purpose of your life. Are you living to pursue your own interests or success? Does your energy revolve around your family members? Perhaps your ambition is to change the world for the better.

All of these aims - even the last one, which sounds so selfless—are futile. The only goal of lasting value and fulfillment is serving Christ. As His followers, we should model our life after His. And Mark 10:45 tells us that "even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” We honor Him by doing likewise.

Yet, sometimes we can feel overwhelmed when we consider the amazing ways that other believers are serving the Lord. With God on His side, King David led great armies into war. Today, there are evangelists who speak to tens of thousands, and many lives are saved. How could anything we do compare to accomplishments like these? And while comparisons may discourage us, Christians use other excuses for not trying—such as a lack of experience or having the wrong personality for the task. But God’s call for each person is unique. He will provide the words, ability, and circumstances so that you can achieve what He wants done. Remember, our Father is the one who makes the difference. We are merely tools, and we’re blessed to be used by Him.

Are you demonstrating your love for the Lord by serving others? Live in such a way that each evening you can tell Him, “Lord, as best I know how, I have attempted to serve Your purpose today.”

Current Sermon Series
      The Bible is full of wisdom. People love to quote their favorite verses to encourage and inspire each other - but sometimes, those verses get taken out of context. What happens when the most important message of all gets Twisted? This four-week message series covers four of the most misused verses in the Bible. Learn the context of the verses, what they really mean, and how to find the richness God actually meant to show us through them. Verses in this series include "for I know the plans I have for you..." in Jeremiah 29:11, "ask anything in my name" in John 14:14, and others.

Last Week:
      People take verses out of context all the time to make them mean what they want, but that is not what God wants. This message was about asking anything in the name of Christ, and what that truly means.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      You've heard it, and I've heard it. "Judge not lest ye be judged!" Yes, it is in the Bible, but what did Jesus mean when He said it? That is what next week is going to be about, Lord willing. We hope to see you there.

Upcoming Events

March 31 - April 1, 2017 - Art of Marriage Seminar. Cost will be $35 per couple. That price will include 2 books, snacks on Friday, lunch on Sunday, as well as any child care needed for the duration of the seminar. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer of the church. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to call the Pastor. There is still room for you! Why not come and enrich your marriage?

April 2, 2017 - Carry-In Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship Service

April 8, 2017 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM

April 9, 2017 - Deacon Meeting at 8 AM
Easter Egg Stuffing Party following AM Worship Service. All candy needs to be in by today for the Easter Egg Hunt.

April 14, 2017 - Good Friday Communion Service at 7 PM

April 15, 2017 - Easter Egg Hunt at the Midway Community Center at Noon

April 16, 2017 - Easter Services
      8 AM - Early Service
      9 AM - Carry-in Breakfast
      10 AM - Easter Worship Service

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    Midway, PA   15060
    (724) 796-3381

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