FBC E-Blast - March 28, 2011
FBC E-Blast - March 28, 2010
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March 28, 2011 Friend Us facebook
Living for Whom?
Luke 12:16-19

Today I want us to focus on Luke 12:16-19: Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: "The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ĎWhat shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?' So he said, ĎI will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry."'"

This guy is classic! While he was rich, he was only rich toward himself. He did not have any thoughts about being rich toward the Kingdom of God. He was totally self-centered. In fact, in the few short verses where this man speaks, verses 17, 18, and 19, he uses six "I"s, five "my"s, and four "I will"s. He says, "My crops, my barns, my goods, my soul." Pretty self-centered!

Yes, his land brought forth an incredible harvest, but who provided the fertile soil? Who provided the rain? Who provided the sunshine? Who gave him his health? Who gave him the ability to think and plan? In fact, for that matter, who gave him his soul?

In Ezekiel 18:4 God says, "All souls are Mine."

This man totally left God out of his plans. Everything he did, he did for himself. And God said he was a fool. On the very same day he made his boast, his soul was required of him.

Instead of a barn, he had a burial; instead of living in the lap of luxury, he had to stand before God and give an account of his life.

By Bayless Conley

For Your Information

     Yesterday we started our new series: Red Letter Days. We saw how Jesus, when He was on the cross, uttered some very powerful words. We focused on the statement My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Itís easy to trust God when things are going well, but when things arenít going well, sometimes itís difficult to trust God. No matter what youíre going through; never forget that God is good. He is for you, and He will never, ever leave you. This message is on our site, on the home page, just below the calendar, if you missed it. As well, we are now on iTunes. Next week we will continue this series as we consider Jesus' powerful words: Father, forgive them.

      First Baptist Church will be hosting a community wide Easter Egg Hunt at the Midway Community Park. Plans are underway for an exciting, fun-filled jam-packed time. There will be Easter Eggs, free lunch, live music, bouncy houses and slides, and a drawing for gift cards. If you would like to be a part of this event, we need people willing to serve our church and community. There will be a sign up sheet this Sunday on the back table.

      Donations Needed:

  • At least 1,000 Easter Eggs with candy to fill them
  • Hot dogs and buns
  • Condiments
  • French Fries
  • Nachos and cheese
  • Bottled water

      Help Needed:

  • Manning the bouncy houses for safety reasons
  • Manning the lunch area
  • Manning the drawing
  • Decorations Team
  • Stuffing Easter Eggs and Bags

April 3   - Carry-in Dinner; No PM Service

April 10 - Sunday PM Services will resume

April 20 - Quarterly Business Meeting

April 23 - Midway Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 24 - Easter Services

  • 8:00 AM - Sunrise Service
  • 9:00 AM - Carry-In Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM - Easter Worship Service
  • No Evening Service

     Visit us at www.fbcmidway.com for more information about our church, as well as previous sermons. Our website has much to offer.


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