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FBC E-Blast - December 30, 2013
FBC E-Blast

December 30, 2013

 

FBC E-Blast

Weekly Newsletter of First Baptist Church of Midway

Upcoming Series

  What would happen if we truly embraced our mission to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ? We could become an unstoppable force. Join us as we look forward to what God has in store for us.

Last Sunday:

  Dale Bish, Jr. brought forth the word this last Sunday in Pastor's absence, and he spoke on Peace of God while starting at Matthew 11:28. He spoke on 7 words or resolutions in order to gain peace from God.
  Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Sunday:

  We will begin a new series for the new year, Unstoppable, by looking into having an Unstoppable Vision.

Contact Us:

    210 Front Street
    Midway, PA 15060
    www.fbcmidway.com

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Learning to Listen to God

Psalm 81

 

God clearly calls us to listen to Him, but like the nation of Israel, we sometimes ignore His voice and miss His blessings. Learning to listen to the Lord is far more important than learning to talk to Him. Generally, we find it much easier to rattle off a prayer than to sit quietly with our Bibles open in our laps, waiting to hear what He has to say.

 

Since two-way conversation is essential in developing a relationship, being able to hear the Lord's voice is a vital part of the Christian life. Sometimes we have the notion that after being saved, we just automatically know Him. But that is not true in any kind of relationship. Just as we grow to know another person through communication, so we become more intimately acquainted with the Lord through listening and talking to Him.

 

Not only do we need ears to hear His voice; we also must have discernment to accurately understand what He is saying.He's not the only one who wants our attention. People around us readily offer us advice, Satan whispers his lies in our minds, and the world shouts loudly from almost every electronic device and form of media. Grounding in the Scriptures sharpens our discernment and protects us from deception.

 

Have you ever considered that neglect of God's Word is a rejection of Him? He continually calls out, Oh that My people would listen to Me (Psalm 81:13). He is ready and willing to speak to those who will humble themselves, take the time to listen, and respond obediently to whatever He says.

 
Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.
 
 

Upcoming Events:

 

December 31 - New Year's Fellowship at 8 PM. We are wanting to have a great family time of games and fellowship. Bring your families' favorite game, and some snacks as we bring in the New Year together. No services on January 1.

 

January 5 - Carry-In Dinner following the AM Worship Service.

 

March 20-21 - Couple's Retreat with Bob Burney. Place and cost TBD.