FBC E-Blast - May 18, 2020
FBC E-Blast


May 18, 2020

The Comfortable Church - Matthew 28

I think it's fairly evident that the society we live in is very self-centered, and this same characteristic can be present in a church. Whenever a local body of believers develops an inward focus, its fruitfulness in ministry begins to decrease, and each member's Christian walk is hindered.


Many believers want their church to be cozy and comfortable. They come to listen to a nice sermon, fellowship with friends, and have their needs met. But God never intended for the gathering of His people to be like a country club; He calls us to join an army that will bring the gospel into enemy territory.


An effective church — one that poses a real threat to the Enemy — is a body of discipled people who have been taught the truth of Scripture, trained for service, and helped to mature spiritually. But all this is accomplished for the purpose of going out into the world, not for becoming a self-contained sanctuary of Christian comfort.


The urgency of the Lord's command and the desperate condition of humanity should motivate us to leave the safety of our Christian fellowships and deliver the message of salvation through Jesus. To avoid this responsibility is to miss the Father's plan for your life and the opportunity to help build His kingdom.


None of us want to waste time or energy on trivial things and thereby miss the exciting fulfillment of God's will. He has called us, not to a life of comfortable tradition, but to an adventure of obedience. Answer His call — you'll help fill His kingdom with people from every tribe and nation.



Upcoming Sermon Series
      Stare down your fears, shatter your insecurities, and shake off the apathy that tries to hold you back. You're not a prisoner, you're an Overcomer. This four-week series tackles some of the unseen issues that we all deal with: comparison, apathy, labels, and fear. Through Christ, we can overcome all these attacks of the evil one.


Last Week:
      It is truly amazing how much God loves us. Peter reminds us of that. We are His chosen generation, His royal priesthood, His holy nation, and His own special people. That's all God's love for us! Peter tells us this to help us avoid the wrong kind of suffering, as well as preparing for the right kind of suffering.
      Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      Next week we will begin our new series Overcomer by looking into how to overcome The Curse of Comparing.




Upcoming Events


Services are still suspended at this time. We continue to stream our Worship service on Sundays at 11 AM via Facebook live on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website.


May 18 - Ladies' Bible Study via Zoom at 7 PM. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Judy or Lori .





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    Midway, PA   15060
   
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