FBC E-Blast - September 20, 2010
FBC E-Blast - September 20, 2010

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

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First Baptist Church - E-blast

Keep Trusting

I Peter 1:5-7

In the passage we looked at last week, Peter encouraged us to see the trials we face as temporary, something that only lasts for a while. I want you to read that passage again today, and then I want to point your attention to another truth that is vital to enduring through whatever trial you may be facing.

It says in I Peter 1:5-7: Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

One of the critical things you and I need to do when faced with trials is continue to trust God in the midst of those trials.

No matter how difficult, do not unplug your faith, even when things get rough. Keep trusting God and His promises. Why? Well, look at what verse 5 says: We are kept by the power of God through faith. When you keep your faith plugged in, you are then kept by God's power.

That word keep means to preserve. It means to protect, to guard. It is used elsewhere in Scripture of a garrison of soldiers protecting something. When you are going through a trial, God will protect you through His power when you trust Him.

That word power is the same word in the Bible translated miracle. I take it to mean this: When you or I are in a season of trial, if God has to work a miracle to keep us and protect us, He will do it.

Whatever your trial…keep trusting.

By Bayless Conley

For Your Information

Upcoming Events

On September 26, we will have the Juan Curling family with us all day. They are Missionaries to Mexico. If there is someone who would like to host these missionaries for a meal, please contact Pastor Ben.The meals available are Sunday Lunch and Sunday Dinner after church.

October 3, 2010 - Carry-in Dinner following the AM Worship Service. No PM Service.

During the month of October in our AM Worship Services, we will be exploring the iLife. What we are talking about is the life that is being lived out intentionally. We will be delving into the iLive, iDie, iWorship, iPray, and then iLove. Please make every effort to be here, for it can change your life if you put into practice intentional living.

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Visit us at www.fbcmidway.com for more information about our church, as well as previous sermons. Our website has much to offer.


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