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FBC E-Blast - November 5, 2018
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November 5, 2018

Paying Attention to How We Live - Luke 12

One day we'll give an account of ourselves to the Lord (Romans 14:12). We must, then, pay attention to how we live.


The rich man in Luke 16:19-31 made the tragic choice of living for himself without regard for the Lord. He also made two other mistakes.


First, he invested everything for himself and nothing for the life to come. When we are blinded by our own desires and personal satisfaction, it is easy to become lukewarm about spiritual matters. We forget that this life is not all there is. Scripture tells us to store up treasures in heaven, not on earth. Where our treasure is reflects where our heart is (Matthew 6:19-21).


The rich man's other mistake was to prepare everything for himself and nothing for others. Crumbs falling from his table (v. 21) were the only form of assistance he gave a poor man named Lazarus. The one who had much wealth did not share it with the one who had little. Jesus explained what our priorities should be to love the Lord wholeheartedly and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Luke 10:27).


We see the rich man's mistakes repeated in another parable. This time a wealthy man builds bigger barns to store crops so he will have plenty for the future. God calls him a fool for such shortsightedness (Luke 12:20).


The Bible repeatedly warns us to pay attention to spiritual matters - the Lord is to have first place in our lives and be the center of our affections. He urges us to store up heavenly treasure by caring for the lost and hurting people around us. On whom is your attention focused?



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 close this series by looking into some difficult devotion by us towards God and those around us. We are to submit to authority, as well as to others. The motive for that is God's loving-kindness shown to us through our salvation.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
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Next Week:
      We will celebrate Veteran's Day.




Upcoming Events


November 5 - Ladies' Bible Study at 6:30 pm at Barb Hopper's house.


November 6 - Dartball at Hickory


November 10 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.
                          Men's Bible Study & Breakfast at the Church at 9 AM.


November 11 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM
                          Veteran's Day Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship service


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




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