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FBC E-Blast - May 15, 2017
FBC E-Blast

May 15, 2017

Understanding the Bible - I Corinthians 2

“I just don’t understand the Bible.” That’s a comment I hear quite often, even from believers. We can understand why those without Christ are unable to comprehend biblical concepts, but why do those who know Him struggle? Some people think that a seminary education is the answer, but I have met several trained pastors and teachers who didn’t really understand the Word of God. They knew facts, but they had no excitement for the Scriptures or for the Lord.


The key is not education but obedience. As we act on what we read, the Holy Book “comes alive,” and we begin to hear and understand the voice of God. However, if we have not obeyed what He’s previously revealed to us, why would He give us His deeper truths? “The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him” (Psalm 25:14), and those who fear Him are the ones who obey His commandments and are promised “a good understanding” (Psalm 111:10).


Living a fleshly lifestyle of disobedience to the Lord clouds our eyes, diminishes our ability to hear, and fogs our thinking. Although we have full access to the mind of Christ, our attachment to our own sinful ways keeps us from tapping into the rich treasures of wisdom that are found in His Word.


As you read the Scriptures each day, look for God’s instructions. Then with reliance upon the Holy Spirit, commit to do what He tells you. When you obey His voice, He’ll reveal deeper truths, and your understanding will grow. Soon your time in the Word will become a delight instead of a duty.



Upcoming Sermon Series
      In a world that's hyper-focused on the here and now, we're called to build something lasting. Through this four-part series, we hopt to learn to create a legacy that stands the test of time. With messages on raising Godly children, saving and giving with purpose, and lasting faith, Outlasters prepares the church to see beyond daily thrills and things to the plan God has for our future.


Last Week:
      As we celebrate Mother's Day, it is a great time to be reminded that we are to parent with purpose. Psalm 78 tells us that we need to teach our children about the greatness of God, God's Word, to trust in God, and to obey God.
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Next Week:
      We will begin a new series Outlasters by looking into Readiness Over Happiness.




Upcoming Events


May 21, 2017 - Deacon Meeting at 8 AM


June 4, 2017 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship Service


June 10, 2017 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM


July 26, 2017 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM


August 6-9, 2017 - Vacation Bible School with Cool Kids Ministries




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