FBC E-Blast - November 2, 2020
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November 2, 2020

God's Call to Repentance - Luke 15

In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, the younger brother asked to receive his inheritance early so he might live as he chose. Once the father gave him his share, he made many unwise choices that led to hunger and destitution. What happened next illustrates the principles of godly repentance.


After squandering all his money, the young man found work feeding pigs, a bottom-of-the-barrel kind of job. One day he came to his senses and recognized his terrible plight. His repentance began with an awareness of his wrong choices and the fact that his bad situation was due to them.


Knowing that his difficulties came from his sinful behavior, the prodigal grieved over his mistakes and acknowledged that he had sinned against the Lord (v. 18). He declared he was no longer worthy to be his father's son. Godly sorrow and confession led the young man to leave that place and go home. His repentance was made complete when he turned away from his old ways and returned to his father. The Lord likewise calls us to repent and return to Him.


What a welcome the prodigal son received. Upon seeing him, the father was filled with compassion and ran to embrace him. Forgiveness and acceptance were extended to the son. Both are blessings that God freely offers to whoever asks Him.


The prodigal son did not clean himself up before returning home. He simply left his old life, turned toward home, and trusted in his father's mercy. The heavenly Father calls us to repent and offers us forgiveness when we turn away from our self-centered ways and move toward godliness (I John 1:9).



Upcoming Sermon Series
      Knowing your forever can shape your today. The questions we have about life after death - Is there a heaven? Am I good enough? What if I'm not? - can leave us wondering. But that doesn't mean we have to live in fear. Discover why our ideas of life after death could change everything in One Minute After You Die, a three-part message series.


Last Week:
      As we conclude our series on repentance, we look at suffering, as in how we all suffer from sin. The Bible is chocked full of people who God used in a mighty way that had some major sin problems, even after meeting God. Why is that important? Because if God can use them, He can use us too!
      Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      This upcoming Sunday, we will begin a new series and we will begin with what the Bible says about Life After Death.




Upcoming Events


Live-Streaming Service at 10 AM. We are still live-streaming our service for those who feel uncomfortable returning to corporate worship, until we can have the capabilities to livestream our services while in the auditorium. The streaming will still take place via Facebook live at 10 AM on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and uploading our sermons on our website. There will be no Sunday School or Wednesday Night Services until further notice.


Until further notice, we will be starting our Morning Worship Service and our Facebook Live Service at 10 AM


November 8 - Deacon's Meeting at 8:30 AM


November 24 - Thanksgiving Service at 7 PM


November 29 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering - following AM Worship Service


December 6 - NO Carry-In Fellowship Dinner




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    Midway, PA   15060
   
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