FBC E-Blast - March 25, 2013
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First Baptist Church
March 25, 2013
Don't Worry, Be Faithful.
Luke 12


In Luke 12, Jesus speaks to His disciples about anxiety and fear. Four times, Jesus specifically tells them not to be afraid. His message is made more significant because His life is in danger. Powerful men called Pharisees are plotting to take His life. Naturally, Jesus' disciples are concerned for their own safety. Jesus understands their concerns. He knows our fears and needs, too. He knows when we're worried about our children, jobs, health, and finances.

Jesus puts everything in perspective for the disciples. God is in control of our eternity. He doesn't forget the sparrows and He won't forget us either. God feeds the birds and clothes the flowers, and He'll take far better care of us than He does of ravens and lilies. Twice, Jesus speaks of our value. We are much more valuable to God than birds, so valuable, in fact, that He's coming back from heaven to get us, and He wants us to be ready.

God, our Father, values us and has "chosen gladly" to give us His eternal Kingdom. When we understand God's love and our unearned worth to Him, we'll stop worrying and start being faithful. Earthly cares will lose their grip on us. We'll be set free to seek God's Kingdom first, store up treasure in heaven, start ministering to others, and become faithful stewards of all He's given us until He comes again.

Used by permission from NewSpring Church

Upcoming Series
    Do you feel overwhelmed, dissatisfied, and stuck in a rut? Wishing your day-to-day life could improve? God's Word is your guide to brighter days. When life hands you choices, choose Better.
Last Sunday:
  We concluded our series Baggage by getting into being Release From Depression. We learned how to let go of that baggage of Depression. Acknowledge it, decide who's in control, share the concern with God, identify the cause, get busy making changes, and seek help.
  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:
  We are celebrating Easter this upcoming Sunday as we start a new series: Better. With God everything is Better. Without Christ' death on the cross and His resurrection, there is no hope that anything could get Better. Make the Better choice to celebrate Christ's Resurrection by joining us for Easter this year.
Upcoming Events:

March 25 - Ladies' Small Group starts at 6:30 PM at the Bish home. If you are interested in attending, please contact Stephanie.

March 30 - Midway Community Easter Egg Outreach beginning at Noon

March 31 - Easter Services:

  • 8 AM - Sunrise Service
  • 9 AM - Carry-in Breakfast
  • 10 AM - Easter Worship Service

April 6 - Men's Small Group at 8 AM at the church. If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Pastor Ben.

April 6 - Work day at the church starting at 9 AM. Bring a shovel or two, a rake, gloves and your muscles as we will be speading gravel on our parking lot.

April 19-20 - Marriage Retreat at Salt Fork State Park in Ohio. Cost is $200 per couple. Please let Pastor know if you are interested, or sign up for it in the lobby of the church.

FBC Small Groups

The women will be going through Lisa Terkeurst's book Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. They meet on Monday evenings. Please see Stephanie if you are interested in joining. They continue tonight, March 25th, at 6:30 PM.

The men are going through Hot Topics taken from current events and how the Bible relates to them. The next topic being discussed is "What the Bible says about Divorce." They will continue on Saturday April 6th at 8 AM.

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