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FBC E-Blast - June 21, 2010
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First Baptist Church - E-blast

June 21, 2010

No Fear

Matthew 24:6-7

People tend to worry in these days about world events. Jesus said, "When these things happen, don't be troubled. Don't worry. They must come to pass." Think about some of those things.

Earthquakes in various places. I have been told that around the world earthquakes are increasing both in frequency and in size. They are happening more and more, and they are getting worse and worse. It is a sign, my friend.

Jesus mentions pestilences—diseases without cures. Ring any bells? There are certain nations where it is reported that 50 percent of the population is infected with AIDS. It is rampant in many countries of the world. It is an incredible problem even in our own country.

Jesus points to famines. There is drought, which is causing famines, which is causing starvation around the world.

Then Jesus talks about wars, rumors of wars, nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom. You can't turn on the news without hearing about some terrorist attack. There are countries today aggressively pursuing nuclear capabilities. Nations are poised against one another.

The leaders of our nation and other nations make decisions that affect literally the whole world. It seems like the world is on fire! Things are hanging in the balance.

Our response? It should not be fear, but rather recognition that these things must come to pass before Christ returns!

Matthew 24:6-7 - You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

If you have any questions about the Bible, this devotional, would like to talk about how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ or any other need, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Pastor Ben Robinson

Lois Gallo Now With The Lord

A little after 11 PM last night, Lois went home to be with the Lord. Please pray for her family as they mourn the loss. She will be laid out at McIlvaine-Speakman in Houston, PA. The viewing will be on Tuesday from 7 PM to 11 PM and on Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM. The Funeral will be at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 PM. The graveside service will be for immediate family, and no dinner will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ben.

Honoring Our Graduates

On June 27th, we will be moving our services from our normal time and place to 10:30 AM at the Caldwell’s pavilion behind their home. Following the service, the day will be filled with food, fun, and games. We are having a carry-in dinner as well as honoring our Graduates. Plan on being there as we worship God, and we hope that you will stay and enjoy the day with friends and family. All are welcome. For directions, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ben.