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FBC E-Blast - September 28, 2015
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September 28, 2015

Man Made by God and for God - Psalm 139

Our culture greatly values outward appearance and athletic prowess. As a result, many of us think negatively about our bodies. We compare ourselves with others and conclude we do not measure up to society's ideal. Such unhealthy comparisons can lead us into an emotional downward spiral. But the Lord sees things differently.

First, God made us - male and female - in His image, and then called what He had created "good" (Genesis 1:31). He knitted each of us in the womb (Psalm 139:13); no one is exactly like anyone else. From the Lord's perspective, we are each uniquely made, with both value and purpose.

Second, our importance to the Father is seen in His Son's sacrifice on our behalf. Christ shed His blood and paid for our sins so that we might be set free from the penalty and power of sin. God loved us so much that He sent Jesus to take our place on the cross (I John 4:10).

Finally, God designed man to be in relationship with Him. Adam and Eve lived in the Garden and had communion with the Creator. Abraham followed the Lord and was called God's friend (James 2:23). Through faith in Jesus, we have become children of God and co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). Our whole being - body, soul, and spirit - belongs to Him.

The media bombards us with how to be prettier, stronger, and more popular. But such pursuits don't bring lasting satisfaction. Contentment is found when we remember how precious we are to God: He created us, our Savior died for us, and the Holy Spirit lives in us.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

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      Last year, as well as earlier this year we studied In The Beginning..., how this world began. We covered the topics of God, Creation, the fall of Satan, the fall of mankind, and the promise of redemption. We briefly covered the first 3 chapters of Genesis. Join us as we continue this series, as we cover the next few chapters in Genesis. Lord willing, we will look at Cain and Abel, Generations of Adam, Noah, and other topics.

Last Week:
      As we look at Genesis 4, we see the life of Cain. We see that he is the example of unbelievers. We saw that the doomed have hopeful beginnings, offer unaceptable offerings, and resent true believers. We will continue this next week.
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Next Week:
      We continue our series of, Genesis In The Beginning... by coninuing our study of the life of Cain in Cain: The Example of the Doomed from Genesis 4.

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October 4 - Special Business Meeting about the Parsonage Fund
                    Carry In Fellowship Dinner following the Worship service

                    Cantata Practice at the church at 1:30 PM

October 21 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7:30, in lieu of our Prayer and Bible Study.

October 25 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering

November 20-22 - Missions Conference. We will be having the families of the Hopkins to Peru and the Greens to Taiwan.

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