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FBC E-Blast - February 13, 2012

FBC E-Blast
February 13, 2011


Acts 12

What an impossible situation for Peter in Acts 12! Why would God allow this circumstance? I don't know if we will understand the full reason this side of heaven. But what I do know is that God answered prayer. Verse 5 tells us the church prayed for him. And later on in this passage we see God miraculously answer that prayer. It was impossible for Peter to be free. The Romans often bound a prisoner to a soldier as an assurance that it was impossible for them to escape. For greater security the prisoner was sometimes chained to two soldiers, one on each side. This was the case here with Peter. The circumstances could not have been worse. James had just been killed, Peter had been arrested, and he seemingly would be killed soon. It was impossible, but the church prayed. Then, God did what only He could do. He took off Peter's chains, opened the prison cell, and unlocked the city gate. Peter was free from his impossible circumstance.

This passage is such an encouragement to me when I feel like the circumstances of my life are consuming me. Those circumstances are, in actuality, a great opportunity for God to show me His care, grace, and provision for my life. What in your life seems impossible right now? When we are faced with painful and difficult circumstances, prayer should be our first action. God answered prayer and changed an impossible situation. He set Peter free. He wants to set you free also. Run to God with your feelings and the things that are chaining you down. He wants to know your feelings and talk with you about your struggles. He longs to show us the freedom that He can bring.

How has God answered your prayers this week? This month? Write down your prayer requests, and then go back and look in weeks to come at how God answers them. Thank Him for those answers.

Used by permission from NewSpring Church

Upcoming Events

February 21 - G.R.O.W. Meeting at 7 PM
      Some have been wondering what G.R.O.W. is. It is FBC's new outreach program that everyone in the church can be active in. It stands for God Rewards Our Work. This second meeting continues the training. If you missed the first meeting, you can still come and get caught up later.
      After the training is over, all that we ask for is one and a half hours one night a month. Who can't give God one and a half hours a month? You may not want to go to people's homes, and that is fine. We will have opportunities for you to hand write letters, send emails, or make phone calls. This is a great opportunity for you to be the Ambassadors of Christ that we are to be.

February 26 - Lord's Supper

March 3 - Washington City Mission Outreach

March 4 - Carry-in Dinner following AM Service. No PM Service

April 1 - Special Speaker - Jeff Kipp from Chosen People Ministry presenting Jesus In The Passover

Current Series

Who Do You Think You Are?
      How do you see yourself? A masterpiece or a mess? Survivor or struggler? Advocate or critic? Getting perspective on how God sees you might give you a new view of yourself. Join us as we look at who we are in Christ. We are Ambassadors, Masterpieces, Overcomers, Salt & Light, and Disciples.

      We continued our series of looking into who you are in Christ. In Christ, you are an Overcomer. We are more than conquerors. We need to fight the trials and obstacles that come into our lives with an overcomers mindset, as well as the supernatural weapons that God has given us. Sunday's message is available on our website, just under the calendar, or you can listen by visiting us on iTunes. You can also listen to previous messages.

Next Week:
      We continue our series Who Do You Think You Are? by looking at how we are Salt & Light. We hope to see you here!

      Please be in prayer for some of our members that are having some health issues: June Davis, Helen Ermiles, and Ann Brautigam. Thank you for bringing these needs to the throne-room of God on thier behalf.

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