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FBC E-Blast - November 11, 2013
FBC E-Blast

November 11, 2013

 

FBC E-Blast

Weekly Newsletter of First Baptist Church of Midway

Upcoming Sermon Series

  What are you hoping for this Christmas? A new TV? A no strings attached shopping spree? That the family gets along at dinner? That you don't lose your job? That your spouse doesn't leave you? We're all hoping for something. But what's going to come through for us this Christmas? We will start this series, Lord willing, December 1.

Last Sunday:

  We concluded our series by looking at how we are held hostage to lies, mainly we bought into the lie that God cannot change us. But He can, and if you are a child of God, He already did! We need to use God's weapons to fight being a hostage to lies.
  Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Sunday:

      This upcoming Sunday we are going to delve into God's Word. Join us as we see what the Lord has to say to us from His Word.

Contact Us:

    210 Front Street
    Midway, PA 15060
    www.fbcmidway.com

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When Faith Falters

Mark 9

 

James 1:5 tells us that God offers wisdom to anyone who asks. However, he goes on to warn that if we doubt, our prayers will not be answered. But at times, don't all of us struggle with some degree of doubt? Let's explore some reasons for our disbelief. First, faith usually defies human reasoning. For example, when we are in financial difficulty, logic says to save every penny, whereas God says He will bless the generous giver. Second, feelings of fear, inadequacy, or guilt can interfere with trusting biblical truth. Third, we often focus on the circumstance rather than our heavenly Father. He is at work, yet we fail to notice His hand. And finally, uncertainty about God's will can lead us to doubt Him.

 

Wavering faith has severe consequences: missed blessings, lack of peace and joy, and a heart that is easily thrown off course when difficulty arises. How, then, can we avoid faltering in our faith?

 

In Mark 9, a man pleaded with Jesus to rebuke the spirit possessing his son. When Christ replied that "all things are possible to him who believes," the father said, "I do believe; help my unbelief" (verses 23-24). And Jesus granted his request. Like that man, we can ask the Lord to increase our faith. But we should also spend time reading God's Word and meditating on His promises.

 

From the story in Luke, we know that doubt is common - and that God is patient and understanding. Faith comes from Him. So when you are at a crossroads and the right response requires faith, or when you pray and notice doubt, ask Him to help you believe.

 
Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.
 
 

Upcoming Events:

November 12 - G.R.O.W.

 

November 17 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM. Nominating Committee Meeting at 9:15 AM

 

November 19 - Trustee Meeting at 7 PM

 

November 26 - Thanksgiving Service at 7 PM

 

December 7 - Ladies' Ornament Exchange at 1 PM at Gloria Kelly's home at 070 Bowen Road, McDonald, PA. If you are planning to go, please contact, Gloria.

 

December 21 - Washington City Mission Outreach. More details to come.