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FBC E-Blast - November 21, 2016
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November 21, 2016

Enduring Spiritual Attacks - Ephesians 6

Every believer faces temptation. Take a moment to recall a particularly enticing situation involving something that would displease God. Did you realize you were involved in a satanic battle?

The Devil is real. Scripture reveals that he leads an army of fallen angels and is prideful enough to think he can gain victory over God. By definition, a satanic attack is a deliberate assault upon an individual, which is designed to cause spiritual, physical, material, or emotional harm. Satan desires to thwart the Lord's purpose in believers' lives, to rob them of joy and peace, and ultimately to deny God the worship He receives through yielded followers.

As in any war, knowing the enemy's plan helps us prepare for the attack. First, be aware that the battlefield takes place in our minds. To walk in a godly manner with Christ, we must first be sure that our thoughts are in submission to His Spirit. This takes daily surrender and time in God's Word. Second, Satan tempts us during vulnerable moments. Be cautious when you are hungry, angry, lonely, or tired (This is often known as the H.A.L.T. warning). Third, he is deceptive; we won't recognize the trap as an evil scheme. Instead, it will seem good, and we'll likely wrestle with some sort of doubt.

As Christians, we should walk closely with Jesus. Satan desires to lure us into destructive actions that rob us of God's plan for a good, full life. Stay connected to the Savior: read the Word, pray, and fellowship with other believers. These are weapons we use against the Devil in spiritual war.

Upcoming Sermon Series
      Whether we’re nostalgic or overscheduled, this season can find us longing for a simpler time... when the world seemed full of wonder, when joy was wholehearted and love was unrestrained. Let’s re-discover what it means to live and believe Like a Child.
      This sermon series will begin on November 27, 2016.

Last Week:
      The redeemed owe their gratitude to God. Psalm 107 gives us 4 pictures of His redemption for us. We finished looking at the rest of the portraits. We saw the predicament, thier petition, God's pardon, and their praise of God. .
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will begin our series Like A Child by looking into My God Is For Me from Romans 8.

Upcoming Events

November 22, 2016 - Special Thanksgiving Service at 7 PM

November 23, 2016 - NO Wednesday Night Service

December 4, 2016 - No Carry-in Fellowship Dinner

December 10, 2016 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM

December 10, 2016 - Ladies' Ornament Exchange from 12:30-3:30 at the church.

December 11, 2016 - Deacon Meeting at 8 AM

December 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM

December 25, 2016 - Christmas Day Service at 11 AM, no Sunday School.

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