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FBC E-Blast - July 31, 2017
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July 31, 2017

When Faith Wavers - James 1

If we believe that God is who He says He is and will do what He has promised, why do so many of us habitually waver in our prayers? Instead of exercising bold faith, we come to the Lord “hoping” He will hear us and answer our requests, but we’re just not sure He will. With this kind of thinking, we cannot expect to receive anything from Him.


One reason we are so prone to doubt is that we fail to see God at work in our circumstances. We asked, and nothing happened. But the Lord is not some cosmic bellhop who jumps in response to our requests. He sees past, present, and future and knows the right time for every answer. His invisible hand is already at work on our behalf—arranging situations to accomplish His will, opening hearts, and preparing us to receive what He wants to give.


Another cause for uncertainty is ignorance. If we don’t know God’s ways, we will be disappointed in His response. All too often our prayers are accompanied by expectations of how He will work. When He fails to intervene according to our timetable or anticipated method, we start to doubt. But placing our faith in the Lord and trusting in His good and perfect ways gives us stability as we wait for His answer.


To overcome doubts, spend time in the Word to learn God’s principles and ways. Then you’ll begin to grasp what He wants to achieve in your life and how He goes about it. Examine your past from a biblical perspective - faith will grow as you see the unexpected ways He answered your prayers.



Current Sermon Series
      This series will study the duty the Christian has to walk worthy of the great blessings they have been given. The characteristics of the worthy walk: humility, meekness, patience, love, and unity are presented to encourage you in your walk for Christ.


Last Week:
      We had a wonderful time of worship and fellowship at Church Outside at the Caldwell home.
      Sunday's message is usually available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes, but we did not record this service.


Next Week:
      We will continue our series on Walk Worthy by looking into the next aspect of the worthy walk by looking at Long-Suffering




Upcoming Events


August 1 - Dartball Practice at 7 PM at the Church


August 6 - NO Carry-in Fellowship Dinner


August 6-9, 2017 - Vacation Bible School with Cool Kids Ministries from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. On Sunday, we will have a fair with the slip n' slide starting at 5 PM. Hope to see you there!


August 12, 2017 - Trustee's Meeting at 8 AM


August 13, 2017 - Deacon Meeting at 8 AM




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