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FBC E-Blast - March 5, 2018
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March 5, 2018

Our Heavenly Father's Unconditional Love - Romans 5

Scripture tells us that love is the very essence of who God is (I John 4:7). So if you don't believe that He loves you unconditionally, you'll never really know Him or have genuine peace about your relationship with Him.


How do you define "love"? It is Jesus unselfishly reaching out to mankind, giving Himself to us and bringing good into our life regardless of whether or not we accept Him. Romans 5:8 tells us that His care and concern are so immeasurable that He laid down His life for us while we were still His enemies. In fact, the Bible says that He first began to express His love toward us before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:3-5). That means your actions had absolutely nothing to do with His love for you!


God's commitment to us has absolutely no conditions or restrictions and isn't based on whether we love Him back. Nor does He have more love for "good" people who may strike us as more worthy. He loves us even in our sin, even when we don't repent. Does that give us license to disobey? No. It gives us power to live holy lives, walk obediently with Him, and learn to love Him the way He deserves. To follow Him is to receive the love He has been offering all along.


Every single moment, whether awake or asleep, we all live under the canopy of the Lord's wondrous, absolute love for us. But to fully experience that love, you must receive it. Say yes to this amazing gift that God wants to pour out on you. Bask in it, and let it overflow to those around you.



Current Sermon Series
      How should today's church conduct itself in order to comply with Christ's mandate? How can your role as a leader or a worker make a difference in your church? As we study various passages from God's Word, we will see the clear direction given by Christ, who nurtures and provides for His body, the church.


Last Week:
      We finished with the marks of a healthy church. There were so many that were challenging to our church and our people. Many of those marks were applicable to our families as well.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:
      Lord willing, we are going to be continuing the series by looking at what I believe God would have our church to be.




Upcoming Events


March 6 - Dartball Game at our church. Be there by 7:15 PM


March 9 - Church-wide Bowling at West Pike Bowl in Canonsburg. Starts at 6 PM. Cost is $12 per person, it includes 2 hours of bowling, pizza and pop.


March 10 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.
                  Church Spring Cleaning at 9:30 AM


March 11 - Deacon's Meeting at 8 AM


March 31 - Midway Community Easter Egg Hunt at noon. More details to come.


April 1 - Easter Services:
              8:00 AM - Early Service & Lord's Supper
              9:00 AM - Carry-in Breakfast
              10:00 AM - Morning Worship


May 6 - Carry-in Fellowship Dinner after AM Worship Service




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