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FBC E-Blast - September 17, 2018
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September 17, 2018

Our Needs - Philippians 4

Jim saved for a long time to take an Alaskan cruise. At last he was on board with two carefully packed suitcases. The first evening, when he heard "Dinner is served" announced over the loudspeaker, he took peanut butter crackers from his suitcase and sat at the table in his small cabin. Every day at mealtime, he repeated the ritual. It wasn't that Jim didn't like the ship's tasty banquets. He simply didn't know that his meals were included in the price of the ticket. For two weeks he enjoyed beautiful scenery off the decks but ate dry, stale food in his cabin.

This sad story is a metaphor for how some believers live the Christian life. God has promised to meet every need of His children - His riches are included in the price Christ paid for their salvation (Ephesians 1:18). Yet many folks are trying to live out of their own resources. They don't know that the wealth of God's love, power, and provision is on their menu.

A believer's relationship with the Lord is one of complete unity. Jesus is our life. His Spirit lives through us. Therefore, everything that is available to Him is also available to the brothers and sisters in Christ - all power, strength, and endurance, as well as whatever is required to fulfill physical and emotional needs.

Jim didn't know he had the right to satisfy his hunger in an extravagant way. Learn from this exaggerated example. Read your Bible to learn what riches you are entitled to through faith. God offers believers everything required for living well and wisely. Trust Him for all your needs.

Upcoming Sermon Series
      The book of Titus is full of rules. But the motivation for these rules is not legalism. It is the incarnation of the Son of God for redemption. Christianity is not merely rules to be followed but, instead, joy to be found.
      This series will start September 30. We hope to see you there!

Last Week:
      Many believers have the sickness, the sin of bitterness in their lives. How to get rid of it? By exposing it for what it is, by cancelling the debt, and by blessing the offender. These are not easy, and we cannot do them in our own strength, God has to.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will have special guest speaker and missionary to the Philippines, Greg Lyons.

Upcoming Events

September 18 - Dartball at our church at 7:15 PM

September 23 - Missionary Greg Lyons to the Philippines will be with us

September 29 - Fall Festival at the Staub's house.

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

October 5-6 - Ark Encounter Trip For more information, see Pastor or Greg Rudman

October 7 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship service

October 13 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.

October 14 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM

October 17 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM

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