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FBC E-Blast - November 12, 2018
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November 12, 2018

Obeying God - Acts 5

The high priest ordered Peter and the apostles to stop teaching about Jesus, but they ignored the order. When questioned about their actions, Peter replied, "We must obey God rather than men" (v. 29). What motivated them to follow the Lord with such conviction?


God's Sovereignty. Peter and the other disciples recognized that God had carried out His divine plan of redemption in Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. Convinced that salvation was found in Christ alone, they had the courage to speak boldly about their faith. They didn't alter their words, even in front of a powerful authority. Instead, they gave allegiance to God and obeyed Him.


Thankfulness. Their obedience was also motivated by gratitude. After betraying the Lord, Peter had wept over his failure (Mark 14:72). Think of the disciple’s joy to realize that Christ had forgiven him for his mistakes and restored him to a right relationship with God (Mark 16:7; John 21:15-17). With his past behind him, Peter became a leader of the Jerusalem church, with a passion to obey fueled by a thankful heart.


God is in charge of our lives. He has rescued us from the bondage of sin, forgiven us, and brought us into His family. Grateful obedience should be our response too.


Each day we have a choice. We can acknowledge God’s sovereignty and trust Him, or we can turn away and follow our own plan. Cultivating a thankful spirit will motivate us to stay the course and obey the Lord. Like Peter, let’s commit to following our heavenly Father wherever He leads.



Upcoming Sermon Series
      You’re not alone. This series welcomes those who are hurt and alone. We will see that God is with us in every moment. He’s with us through the pain. He comforts us in the waiting. He gives us courage when we feel anxious. During this Christmas season, God With Us provides an inspirational reminder of the impact of Christ’s birth. This series starts December 2.


Last Week:
      We honored veterans this Sunday. We also talked about the veterans of the spiritual war, veterans in God's army. We looked at one of the greats of the faith, Enoch. We saw his draft, his devotion, his duty as well as his departure.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      We will have special guest speaker Patrick McClure, missionary to Brazil with us.




Upcoming Events


November 12 - Ladies' Bible Study at 6:30 pm


November 13 - Dartball at Trinity in McDonald


November 18 - Special Guest Speaker Patrick McClure Missionary to Brazil will be with us


November 20 - Thanksgiving Service at 7 PM


November 21 - No Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study Service


December 2 - NO Carry-in Fellowship Dinner


December 8 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.
                          Men's Bible Study & Breakfast at the Church at 9 AM.


December 9 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM
                          Veteran's Day Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship service




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