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FBC E-Blast - February 19, 2018
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February 19, 2018

Lord, I Love You, But... - Hebrews 6

Most of us are quick to declare our love for God, but at times our reluctance to serve Him tells a different story. Honestly consider whether you have ever found yourself saying or thinking, I love you, Lord, but don't call me to do that! Or perhaps you served Him, but with a flawed attitude: If no one else will do it, then I guess I will. What causes us to be reluctant servants?


Busyness. Sometimes our schedules are so full that there's no space to follow the Lord when we hear Him calling us to minister in a certain area. We all need "margins" in our lives if we want to abide in God's will.


Inadequacy. Perhaps you feel unqualified to serve, and you're thinking, Surely there's someone more gifted who could do that job. But that's just an excuse; the Lord promises to equip those He calls (II Corinthians 3:4-6).


Selfishness. Sacrificial service is never convenient. It may require that we change our plans, give up our comforts, or even make financial sacrifices.


Lack of love. This is the hardest for us to admit — that we just don't care enough. Our reluctance to serve others reveals a lack of devotion to the Lord. Those who love Christ with all their heart will joyfully serve Him by ministering to those in their families, workplaces, communities, and churches.


Are you quick to follow the Lord's leading when a need arises, or are you a reluctant servant who's preoccupied with your own plans and desires? Any service we offer in Jesus' name will not be in vain. You'll experience the joy of giving and the assurance that the Lord won't forget your sacrifice.



Current Sermon Series
      How should today's church conduct itself in order to comply with Christ's mandate? How can your role as a leader or a worker make a difference in your church? As we study various passages from God's Word, we will see the clear direction given by Christ, who nurtures and provides for His body, the church.


Last Week:
      This weeks message was challenging to Christians and Christ's church. We saw how we are to be involved in discipleship and how it's a vital part of our Christian life. We also covered the need to penetrate our community as well as active church members.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      We will continue our series on the Marks of a Healthy Church.




Upcoming Events


February 27 - Dartball Game at our church. Be there by 7:15 PM


March 4 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner after AM Worship Service


March 9 - Church-wide Bowling at West Pike Bowl in Canonsburg. Starts at 6 PM. Cost is $12 per person, it includes 2 hours of bowling, pizza and pop.


March 10 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.
                  Church Spring Cleaning at 9:30 AM


March 11 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM


March 31 - Midway Community Easter Egg Hunt at noon. More details to come.


April 1 - Easter Services:
              8:00 AM - Early Service & Lord's Supper
              9:00 AM - Carry-in Breakfast
              10:00 AM - Morning Worship




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    Midway, PA   15060
   
www.fbcmidway.com
    (724) 796-3381


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