FBC E-Blast - November 6, 2017
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November 6, 2017

Spiritually Shortsighted - Luke 16

In Luke 16, Jesus told a story about a rich man who lived for himself and ignored God. After death, he experienced the consequences of his choices - eternal separation from the Lord.

Jesus described him as one who lived in luxury every day (v. 19), providing for himself the best that money could buy but giving little to the poor at his gate. It is important to realize that this man wasn’t judged harshly by God because of his wealth. The heavenly Father is not opposed to our success. Nor was the man separated from the Lord because of his lack of charity toward others. He did not deliberately harm others but, rather, overlooked those in need and focused on himself.

The rich man’s mistake was that he prepared everything for the body but nothing for the soul. Our culture practices a similar style of living. Acquiring material riches and satisfying self is the primary pursuit of many in our world. Having what one wants seems to be the goal whether it’s a struggle to make ends meet or the bank account is overflowing.

Scripture says we were created to be in a relationship with the Father through faith in His Son. The rich man ignored God and paid the ultimate price. Our eternal destiny depends on our decision about Christ.

Despite what our culture thinks, life is not about us. It’s about having a relationship with the Lord. Whoever accepts Christ’s gift of salvation will live eternally with Him in heaven. Those who reject God will suffer. If you know any spiritually shortsighted people, pray that they will trust in Jesus.

Current Sermon Series
      Bible scholar, A.W. Pink once began a sermon by saying, "I am going to speak tonight on one of the most hated doctrines of the Bible, namely that of God’s sovereign election." He later wrote: "Let it be plainly announced that salvation originated not in the will of man, but in the will of God." We will be covering this doctrine of election over the next few weeks.

Last Week:
      We finished our series on the doctrine of election. We covered the purpose, security, and advantages of God's election. It is an amazing doctrine that is encouraging to us and exalting towards God. He chose us! Praise the Lord!!
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will celebrate Veteran's Day. Please join us!

Upcoming Events

November 8 - Special Speaker - Bill Hoving, our missionary to Great Britain, will be with us for our Wednesday Night Service.

November 11 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM

November 12 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM
Special Veteran's Day Service & Dinner November 14 - Dartball Game at Hickory Presbyterian Church. Be there by 7:30 PM

November 21 - Thanksgiving Service at 7 PM

November 22 - No Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

December 2 - Ladies' Ornament Exchange at the church at noon.

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    Midway, PA   15060
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