FBC E-Blast - November 18, 2013
FBC E-Blast

November 18, 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 have all been letdown in our lives. Many times we have held grudges. We need to learn to have thicker skins and softer hearts. If we do not get these, then we risk the danger results if we do not handle relational letdowns correctly.
  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 look at percieved letdowns from God. Join us as we see what the Lord would say to us from His Word.

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The Wages of Sin

Romans 6


God sent His Son to take your punishment by dying in your place. Unless believers understand this provision, they will doubt their salvation. We can't be good enough to earn heaven. Man is born with a corrupted nature; therefore, we will at times sin, no matter how hard we try not to. The Bible compares our attempts at righteous deeds to filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).


On its own, mankind has but one option with regard to sin: to die in it and spend eternity separated from God. But the Father so loved the world that He chose to punish His Son in our place (John 3:16). It was a severe price to pay. Holy God cannot look upon the filth of sin, so when Jesus became sin for all mankind, the Father had to turn away (II Corinthians 5:21). The physical suffering of crucifixion was terrible, but nothing compared to Jesus' wrenching horror when the Father turned His back. The devastated Messiah cried out, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (Mark 15:34).


Throughout eternity past, the Father and Son had never been separated. Jesus accepted this ultimate punishment so we wouldn't have to. When Paul said that the wages of sin was death, he was referring to eternal separation from God (Romans 6:23). We are saved and live forever with the Lord because of what Jesus has done.


The Savior took our place and accepted humanity's punishment for sin. He and the Father have done the hard work of salvation so we can reap the benefits and rewards of faith. If you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and He died for your sins, then you are saved.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

Upcoming Events:

November 26 - Thanksgiving Service at 7 PM. No Wednesday Night Services on November 27.


December 3 - Trustee Meeting 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 8 - This will be the last day for donations for some Christmas gift bags that will be handed out that upcoming week. We are trying to get enough goodies for 15 gift bags for individuals and families. We are looking for candies, baked goods, and the like. If you have a question, please contact one of the Deacons.


December 21 - Washington City Mission Outreach. We will be serving chicken on a biscuit, and corn. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Paterni.


December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM.

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