FBC E-Blast - May 21, 2012
FBC E-Blast
May 21, 2012

Sons & Daughters

Galatians 4

Galatians 4:6-7 says, And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, Abba, Father! Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ . At the Olympics, you'll notice lots of parents in the stands cheering their children on toward victory. The parents of those athletes are fully engaged physically and emotionally in the event. Many times it's more entertaining to watch the parents than the athletes. Those athletes have no greater fans than their parents.

Galatians 8:14-17 says, For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, Abba, Father. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirsheirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

As our loving Father, God wants us to experience the joy of victory in our life. We are sons and daughters of God. Since we are sons and daughters, He desires for us to fully understand and embrace our position as His children. We must understand that He provides, He protects, and He knows what's best for our life. He wants us to walk in freedom, no longer bound by worry and fear. And He's given us His Spirit, living inside us, so that at any time we can call on our "daddy".

We do not have a Father who is nervous about our performance or concerned about the outcome of our life. Our Father is not powerless. Not only is He watching, cheering us on, He has entered the game, through His Son Jesus Christ. And oh what a game-changer!

We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us.

Used by permission from NewSpring Church

Upcoming Events

May 27 - Special Service and Picnic at the Caldwell's pavilion at 11 AM. No Sunday School or Sunday Night Bible Study. Remember, no service at the church on this day.

Small Groups will be starting again in June. The ladies will be meeting on Sunday Nights at 6 PM. First meeting is June 3rd. They will be using the book Made To Crave by Lisa TerKeurst. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Robinson at (724) 678-9520. The men will be meeting on Fridays at 7 PM. First meeting is June 8th. They will be using the book The Resolution for Men by Stephen Kendrick. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Robinson at (724) 255-1695.

Special Opportunity

We have been approached by an individual who wants to help our church to be proactive in being prepared for the future. Recently there was a chance to purchase the house behind the church, but we were not in any position to purchase it. They have since taken it off the market, but will most likely be putting it back on the market in a year or so. This anonymous person has offered to match up to $5000 each month (from May through December) that would be given to the parsonage fund over and above your regular offerings. This is a great opportunity to get prepared to purchase some needed property for parking since our church is landlocked. Please consider donating some money towards this fund so we can be better prepared for this possible opportunity.

Current Series:

Forgotten Virtues
      Purity. Honor. Loyalty. Integrity. Gratitude. Are they gone? Did we leave true character behind? Join us as we learn what we can do to restore these Forgotten Virtues.

      We continued our series with the message Honor. We talked about the need for honor in our lives and our world. Honoring esteems and lifts up. Dishonoring devalues and tears down. God's Word commands us to honor many groups of people, but Sunday we focused on three main groups: Parents, Those in Authority, and Pastors & Church Leaders. The reason our culture is dishonoring is because people are not honoring God.
      Sunday's message is available on our website, just under the calendar, or you can listen by visiting us on iTunes. You can also listen to previous messages.

Next Week:
      We continue Forgotten Values with looking at the virtue of Loyalty. We hope to see you here!

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