FBC E-Blast - May 27, 2020
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May 27, 2020

A Call to Godly Living - Romans 12

The apostle Paul lived in an age when sensuality, the pursuit of pleasure, and rebellion against the Lord were prevalent. In response, he wrote letters urging Christians not to follow in the ways of the world. Like those early believers, we are to pursue godliness by...

1. Presenting our bodies to God. Our total being - mind, will, emotions, personality, and physical body - are to be turned over to our heavenly Father (James 4:7a). Submitting ourselves to the Lord requires a definite decision to give Him control and a daily commitment to remain under His authority. By surrendering to Him, we will position ourselves for godly living.

2. Becoming living sacrifices. The Christian life is built around the concept of sacrifice. Jesus left the perfection of heaven to dwell among a sinful people so He might reconcile us to God. He offered up His life to make payment for our sins (I John 3:16) and brought us into His family. As believers, we are to follow His example. Paul called it a living sacrifice, because it is ongoing - one that is repeated daily.

Life is full of options. Many decisions involve a choice between following God's way or our own. Maturing Christians will increasingly sacrifice their own desires and embrace His will.

A life of godliness is characterized by a heart and mind bent toward the things of God. Although we will live imperfectly, our focus is to be on obeying His will and pleasing Him. Let's commit to becoming more like Jesus, the One who willingly gave Himself to God as a sacrifice for us.

Current 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:
      In these days, it's so easy to compare ourselves with those around us. Social Media shows us other people's highlight reels, while we compare them to our behind-the-scenes footage. It can make us feel inferior or superior when we compare, and neither of those glorifies God. Let's figure out how to overcome the curse of comparing.
      Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will continue looking at how we can be overcomers, through God's power, over the sin of apathy. What is apathy? I don't know and I just don't care, that's apathy. God doesn't want us to be apathetic.

Upcoming Events

BREAKING NEWS!! We are restarting our corporate Worship Service on June 7! We will still be streaming our service next Sunday (May 31) at 11 AM. Then, on June 7th and following, we will be streaming a service for those who feel uncomfortable returning to corporate worship, until we can have the capabilities to livestream our services while in the auditorium. The streaming will still take place via Facebook live on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website. There will be no Sunday School, Junior Church, or Wednesday Night Services until further notice.

June 27 - 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
    (724) 796-3381

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