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FBC E-Blast - February 27, 2017
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February 27, 2017

Already Judged - John 3

As a society, Americans are fond of their rights. We're very protective of our liberties, even when they might bring harm rather than good. That can be true of spiritual matters as well. For example, exercising the "right" to reject God's plan of salvation leaves a person in a condemned condition.


I have heard the following phrase often in my years of ministry: "I don't believe God is going to condemn me to hell." I agree, but not with the comment's intended meaning--that a person is worthy of heaven on the basis of his own merit. You see, it is true that the Lord doesn't condemn people to hell. He allows them to opt for that eternal destination themselves. They have a right to choose.


God says that those who do not believe in Jesus Christ have been judged already (v. 18). In other words, by rejecting--or politely ignoring--their need for a Savior, unbelievers have chosen to remain unsaved and unforgiven. Scripture teaches that there will one day be a judgment, but God has already determined that those who trust in Christ will stand with Him while the rest will be sent away (Matthew 25:34-46). An unrepentant man or woman is not condemned by God but, rather, has chosen to remain in the company of all those condemned by their own free will.


God desires that everyone come to a saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:9). To that end, He has granted each person the right to decide whether or not to follow in obedience. However, those who reject the Savior are forewarned that they have settled for condemnation.



Current Sermon Series
      The very basic meaning of sanctification is "the state of proper functioning." To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer. As believers, we are to be have sanctified lives dedicated to living our lives for the sole purpose of worshiping and praising God. Join us as we study this series on how to live a sanctified life called: The Pattern of Sanctification.


Last Week:
      Paul's desire for the church in Corinth is for them to be obedient to God and to have integrity. As believers, we should have the same desire for obedience to God and a life of integrity.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      We will conclude our series on The Pattern of Sanctification by looking at the last step: Perfection.




Upcoming Events


March 3, 2017 - Adults Night Out at 6:30 PM at Central Diner & Grille in Robinson. No kids allowed.


March 5, 2017 - Carry-In Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship Service


March 11, 2017 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM


March 12, 2017 - Deacon Meeting at 8 AM


March 31 - April 1, 2017 - Art of Marriage Seminar. Cost will be $35 per couple. That price will include 2 books, snacks on Friday, lunch on Sunday, as well as any child care needed for the duration of the seminar. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer of the church. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to call the Pastor.




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