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FBC E-Blast - November 25, 2013
FBC E-Blast

November 25, 2013

 

FBC E-Blast

Weekly Newsletter of First Baptist Church of Midway

Upcoming Sermon Series

  What are you hoping for this Christmas? A new TV? A no strings attached shopping spree? That the family gets along at dinner? That you don't lose your job? That your spouse doesn't leave you? We're all hoping for something. But what's going to come through for us this Christmas? We will start this series, Lord willing, December 1.

Last Sunday:

  Did God let you down? No, He may have not done what you wanted Him to do, but He didn't let you down. When we go through pain and hurt, God is there with us and He has a purpose for it in our lives.
  Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Sunday:

      We will start our new series Hope, next Sunday. We will start with the message entitled Hosanna.

Contact Us:

    210 Front Street
    Midway, PA 15060
    www.fbcmidway.com

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Contentment In All Circumstances

Philippians 4

 

Think about the times when you have felt truly satisfied. What caused you to feel that way? For most people, a sense of well-being comes when their environment is just the way they want it, but that wasn't the case with Paul. He learned to be content in every circumstance, good or bad.

 

We'd do well to learn a few lessons from him. After all, we can't avoid all difficult situations, so we might as well discover how to face them with a tranquil, settled spirit rather than with frustration and anxiety.

 

Contentment isn't governed by external circumstances. Changing the situation may bring temporary relief, but satisfaction based on circumstances will always be sporadic and fleeting. It's a matter of how you think, not what you have.

 

Contentment flows from an inward attitude. The apostle's inner calm came from a mind set on Christ. Choosing to trust the Savior no matter what, Paul allowed the Holy Spirit within him to rule his emotions and shape his responses.

 

Contentment is learned experientially. You cannot acquire it from a book or a sermon because it's a process that must be lived out. Paul learned contentment on the road - in persecution, suffering, and prison. The Lord used every difficulty to transform him.

 

Situations that cause frustration, anxiety, and dissatisfaction are also the ones God uses to produce contentment in us. When you are fed up with your own grumbling, disappointment, and dissatisfaction, then you are ready to let the Lord teach you His new way of living - in joyous trust!

 
Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.
 
 

Upcoming Events:

November 26 - Thanksgiving Service at 7 PM. No Wednesday Night Services on November 27.

 

December 3 - Trustee Meeting at 7 PM

 

December 7 - Ladies' Ornament Exchange at 1 PM at Gloria Kelly's home at 070 Bowen Road, McDonald, PA. If you are planning to go, please contact, Gloria.

 

December 8 - This will be the last day for donations for some Christmas gift bags that will be handed out that upcoming week. We are trying to get enough goodies for 15 gift bags for individuals and families. We are looking for candies, baked goods, and the like. If you have a question, please contact one of the Deacons.

 

December 21 - Washington City Mission Outreach. We will be serving chicken on a biscuit, and corn. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Paterni.

 

December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM.