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FBC E-Blast - November 26, 2018
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November 26, 2018

Sufficient Grace - II Corinthians 12

I thought the Christian life was going to be easier than this. Have these words ever entered your mind? Sometimes we come into the family of God thinking that our heavenly Father will fix all our problems and devote Himself to our happiness and comfort. However, that is not the reality portrayed in Scripture. Paul was a man whom the Lord used greatly, and yet his life was anything but easy.


In fact, at one point, the apostle thought his pain was too much to bear, and he begged God to remove it. There's nothing wrong with asking the Lord to relieve our suffering, but what should our response be if He doesn't? Paul probably had no idea that His experience would find its way into the Bible, to comfort and guide believers throughout the ages. The promise God gave him applies to us as well: "My grace is sufficient for you" (v. 9).


God's grace could be defined as His provision for us at the point of our need. The problem is that sometimes it doesn't seem as if the Lord truly is meeting our need. But He frequently sees deficiencies, outcomes, and complications that we don't. His goals for us involve spiritual growth, the development of Christlike character, and strong faith. And trials play a vital role in achieving these.


The important issue is how we respond. If all you want is relief, you could descend into anger and doubt. But if your desire is to become the person God wants you to be, you’ll see each trial as an opportunity for Christ to display His character and strength in you.



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:
      Dale Bish, Jr. spoke to us from God's Word.
      Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes. But due to some technical difficulties, yesterday's message is not available.


Next Week:
      We start our Christmas series, God With Us.




Upcoming Events


November 26 - Ladies' Bible Study at 6:30 pm at Linda Davidson's house


November 27 - Dartball at home


December 1 - Ladies Ornament Exchange at the church


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


December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM




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