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FBC E-Blast - January 20, 2014
FBC E-Blast

January 20, 2014

 

FBC E-Blast

Weekly Newsletter of First Baptist Church of Midway

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  There's a slice of the world just waiting for your imprint. How will you shape it? Learn how you're uniquely qualified to make a difference in Change Your World in 52 Days.

Last Sunday:

  God specializes in using ordinary, untrained people. In the Greek, 'untrained' is the word from which we get our word 'idiot.' Biblical idiots are those who are 'foolish' enough to believe God at His word and follow it.
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  Next week, we begin a new series entitled Change Your World in 52 Days, by looking into having Ordinary World Changers.

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    Midway, PA 15060
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Vision without Boundaries

Matthew 28

 

I am persuaded that many of our goals and dreams fail simply because we place limitations upon ourselves. This is true for the church as well - Christ's command to share the gospel is an example.

 

Jesus gave us the vision to tell all nations about His salvation, and as His followers, we should make this our aim. Many Christians, however, are not working to fulfill this "Great Commission" - at least not fervently and purposefully. Often, what holds us back are the boundaries we place upon ourselves.

 

Fear is one of the biggest self-erected barriers to success. For instance, if evangelizing means traveling overseas, lack of safety might worry us. We may also feel concern about how family and friends will react to our decision and whether people will react negatively to our message.

 

Another hindrance might be conditional obedience - that is, a willingness to serve as long as God keeps us in a particular location or has us minister in a country where we don't have to learn a new language. And some people make the inconvenience of spending money, time, or effort into an obstacle that prevents service to the Lord.

 

There are many barriers that can keep us from sharing the gospel. But when we're willing to tear those down, we'll be amazed at what God can accomplish through us.

 

Are you passionately sharing the gospel? If not, identify the obstruction that stands in your way, and pray for forgiveness. Refocus by reading the Word and remembering the mission that Jesus gave you. God's love covers the whole world, and He therefore intends that everyone hear the good news.

 
Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.
 
 

Upcoming Events:

 

January 26 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering

 

February 2 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship

 

February 11 - G.R.O.W. Meeting at 7 PM

 

February 18 - Trustee Meeting at 7 PM

 

February 23 - Special Business Meeting following AM Worship Service

 

March 20-21 - Couple's Retreat with Bob Burney. Place and cost could be as much as $220.