FBC E-Blast - September 10, 2012

September 10, 2012




Colossians 1


Colossians 1:21 - And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind tby wicked works, yet now He has reconciled

Before Christ set us free from sin and death, we were alienated and apart from Him - on the other side of the chasm. This hopelessness and estrangement, whether realized or not, resides in the deepest part of every person who hasn't yet come to know Christ. It is why nothing within this world satisfies those who are 'searching.' People look for meaning to life... and there is none but in Christ and what He did for us.

Yet what happens when we ask Him into our hearts? Jesus comes in and renews us... He reconciles us to God! He alone can bring us into fellowship with our Creator. At that moment of salvation, it is this realization that sends our hearts soaring and puts a smile on our faces. For the very first time we realize our worth!

What happens, oftentimes, though... sometimes daily... is we forget that mending. We tend to focus on our shortcomings and mistakes. We dwell on our sordid past as well as our daily pitfalls.

Becoming a Christian doesn't mean we'll never mess up again. A changed mindset, a welcome reminder, is what we need to embrace. Following verse 21 is verse 22, which says this: In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight.

Blameless means without fault! When Jesus looks at us, His children, He sees brilliance. He sees holiness. He sees blamelessness. Living in the mindset and the shadow of our old, dead flesh renders us useless for His work; but choosing to see ourselves as Christ does allows us to reach our fullest potential in Him.


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Upcoming Events


GROW Meeting has been postponed this month to a date to be determined

September 30 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering following AM Worship Service

October 28 - Stephen Philippi Missionary to Bangladesh will be our guest speaker

NOTE: Pastor is out of town. You can still reach him by way of cell phone or email.


Special Opportunity


We have been approached by an individual who wants to help our church to be proactive in being prepared for the future. Recently there was a chance to purchase the house behind the church, but we were not in any position to purchase it. They have since taken it off the market, but will most likely be putting it back on the market in a year or so. This anonymous person has offered to match up to $5000 each month (from May through December) that would be given to the parsonage fund over and above your regular offerings. This is a great opportunity to get prepared to purchase some needed property for parking since our church is landlocked. Please consider donating some money towards this fund so we can be better prepared for this possible opportunity. We have raised $7,185! Praise the Lord!!

Last Sunday:
      Last week we dealt with the locks of ineffective prayers, and this week, we looked at the keys to effective prayer. 9 things that can and will change your prayer life, if you put it into practice.
      Sunday's message is available on our website, just under the calendar, or you can listen by visiting us on iTunes. You can also listen to previous messages.

Next Week:
     Dale Bish, Jr. will be speaking.


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