FBC E-Blast - July 25, 2011
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An Original
I Samuel 15:19,24

I Samuel 15:19 and 24 provide us with real insight into an area of anxiety for many people. One that may control your life today. This is Samuel talking to Saul, Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD? Why did you swoop down on the spoil, and do evil in the sight of the LORD?

Saul gives his answer in verse 24, Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.".

Hmmm! "I feared the people and obeyed their voice." Saul confessed that he was worried about what other people thought of him and what other people would say about him. As a result, he made a horrible decision that was counter to what God wanted.

Too many people, even good Christians, are eaten up with worry over what other people think and say about them. Let me tell you, the worst place to have your peace is in somebody else's head. As Proverbs 29:25 says, The fear of man brings a snare. Saul is a perfect example. He never fulfilled his destiny, he never fulfilled his purpose in life, because he was too worried about what people thought about him even though God chose him to be king.

The apostle Paul's job was to oversee the churches that God had used him to establish, and in this verse he is confessing, "I daily have to battle with worry over these churches. How are they doing? Are they being misled by false prophets? Are they staying true to good doctrine?" He was dealing with worry about those churches. Every day he grappled with that worry, and he had to throw it down.

Someone wisely said this: It is not what I think I am that molds me and drives me, and it is not what you think I am that molds me and drives me. It is what I think that you think I am that molds me and drives me.

Is that your concern today? If so, let me give you some advice: Be yourself. You were created by God as an original, and it would be a shame if you died a copy.

By Bayless Conley

For Your Information

      There will be no E-Blast next week.

      In our last message in our series Miracles, we saw how Jesus dealt with a blind man, as well as how it applies to us today as we have a blurry view of the world many times. When our vision is blurry, God wants us to see through out obstacle illusions, He wants us to see His response to our immediate obedience, He wants us to see our blind spots and He wants us to understand that believing is seeing. That message is on our (or soon will be) website just under the calendar as well as on iTunes.
     Next week Bro. Ron Salomon will be speaking in our AM Worship service. The title of his message is The Greatest?. Please come out to worship our heavenly Father next week.

      July 31 - Special Speaker - Ron Salomon preaching in the AM Service
      August 20 - Church-wide Work Day beginning at 9 AM
      September 4 - Carry In Dinner following AM Service, No PM Service
      September 11 - Special Community 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Service at the Midway Fire Hall at 11 AM. No Sunday School
            or PM Service.

     Visit us at www.fbcmidway.com for more information about our church. Our website has much to offer.

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