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FBC E-Blast - September 12, 2016
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September 12, 2016

Seeing Obstacles Through God's Eyes - Joshua 2

Jericho was the first city that the Israelites needed to conquer in their quest for the land of Canaan. When Joshua sent a pair of spies to check it out, he probably didn't realize that he would receive a glimpse of God's impressive behind-the-scenes activity.


God wants us to look at every obstacle through the lens of His unlimited strength and resources. Anything that appears to block His plans is an opportunity for Him to demonstrate His sovereign power. Just because we don't see anything happening, that doesn't mean He's inactive.


Always remember that God is at work on the other side of our obstacles, arranging the details and bringing His plans to fruition. When the spies returned to Joshua, they reported that the people of Jericho were scared to death. Having heard about the Jews' deliverance from Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea, they were gripped by fear of the Lord.


The stage was set for the conquest, yet by that point, Joshua had done nothing. Sometimes we think we need to be involved in the solution to our problem, but God is not limited with regard to whom or what He can use to accomplish His will. In this case, He worked in the hearts of the enemy by instilling demoralizing fear.


For Christians, great obstacles need not be reasons for discouragement. Although much of the Lord's activity is silent and invisible, we can be sure He is dynamically working out His will for our lives. When the pieces of His plan are in place, He will move us on to victory.



Upcoming Sermon Series
      As you scroll through your day, does it feel like everyone else has it all together? Someone always has the best job, cutest kid, or happiest relationship. We're pressured to measure up to other people's social media status updates and left with more #struggles.
      This five-week series studies what it's like to live a Christ-focused life in a selfie-centered world. Topics include finding compassion, authenticity, relationships, contentment, and rest among all the pressures and distractions of social media. We will start this series on September 25, 2016.


Last Week:
      The devil, the ultimate terrorist, has many devices and strategies to keep up from following God. He wants to disarm us, distract us, disable us, and he wants to destory us. .
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      Next week, we will have a special speaker, Dale Bish, Jr.




Upcoming Events


September 12, 2016 - Ladies Small Group at 7 PM at Stephanie Robinson's house


September 22, 2016 - Men's Small Group at 7 PM at the church. Please read chapters 11-13.


September 25, 2016 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service


October 2, 2016 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner




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