FBC E-Blast - May 21, 2018
FBC E-Blast

May 21, 2018

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 Godnever 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.

Current Sermon Series
      Words are powerful. They can beat us down and lift us up. They wound and they heal. And the right words at the right time can be exactly what we need to hear - or what we need to say. Let’s find the right words in a new series, My Big Fat Mouth. We will start this series May 20, 2018

Last Week:
      Complaining is easy. Not complaining is hard. God would have us to focus on Him in the midst of trials. If you can change your circumstances, then do it. If not, then change your perspective.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will continue our series My Big Fat Mouth by looking into Criticism. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

May 27 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering after AM Worship Service

May 28 - No E-Blast because of Memorial Day

June 3 - NO Carry-in Fellowship Dinner

Jun 9 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.

June 10 - Special Speaker Silas Thomson, Missionary to Mongolia will be with us this day
                Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

June 10-14 - Vacation Bible School. It is for ages 4-12, and will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

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