FBC E-Blast - July 18, 2016
FBC E-Blast

July 18, 2016

Breaking Down the Faith Barrier - Exodus 4

A faith barrier is made up of attitudes that short-circuit our trust and prevent us from obeying the Lord's will. A negative self-image can hinder us in this way, as can ignorance of God's character and promises. Three other attitudes can also trip us up: doubt, feelings of inadequacy, and fear of failure.

Moses doubted that the Israelites would believe he had been chosen by the Lord to lead them. But God graciously provided reassurance - in the form of evidence that He could accomplish everything He'd promised (Exodus 4:1-5). When doubt invades our minds, it can be overcome with diligent study of Scripture and persistent prayer, which will dislodge uncertainty and replace it with biblical truth.

Moses wasn't eloquent, and a perceived lack of skill left him feeling inadequate for the job--he was afraid trying to speak would make him stumble. God patiently reassured him of divine help in that task. The Lord often chooses unlikely people to carry out His plan because He looks at the heart, not human qualifications (I Samuel 16:7). He can overcome all our inadequacies.

Sadly, Moses did not embrace what God promised but instead asked to be relieved of the assignment. A fear of failure can prevent us from saying yes to the Lord.

Carrying out God's will requires a heart that trusts Him, a soul that steps out in obedience, and a mind that leaves success or failure to Him. As we break down the faith barrier, we will be able to see the evidence of God's presence and power - and experience the joy of obedience.

Upcoming Sermon Series
      As the world grows more connected, our neighbors are closer than ever. You might not share a fence, but you can still share their burdens and joys.
      How to Neighbor is a four-week series with a strong push for local missions. Each week focuses on a different aspect of how to build relationships with our neighbors and how to do good in the context of those relationships. The topics covered are "Racism Reconciled," "Orphans Embraced," "Poor Empowered," and "Lonely Loved."
      We're praying this series will equip you to impact your community for Jesus. This series will begin July 31, 2016.

Last Week:
      God wants to work through our depression. He told Elijah to rest, to replace our lies with His truth, and to go do what you are supposed to be doing, all of that in a still small voice.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will have a guest speaker, Ron Salomon speaking in the morning worship service. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

July 20, 2016 - Quarterly Business Meeting at 7 PM

July 31, 2016 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

August 1, 2016 - Ladies Small Group at 7 PM at Stephanie Robinson's house

August 7, 2016 - NO Carry-in Fellowship Dinner

August 13, 2016 - Trustee's Meeting at 8:00 AM

August 14, 2016 - Deacon's Meeting at 8:00 AM

August 21, 2016 - Church Outside at the Caldwell's at 11 AM. Carry-in lunch following service as well as games.

August 25, 2016 - Men's Small Group at 7 PM at the church. Please read chapters 8-10.

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    Midway, PA   15060
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