FBC E-Blast - October 15, 2012
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October 15, 2012
He's Returning. Live Like It!
II Thessalonians


He's Returning. Live Like It! Throughout this short book, you will see the underlying theme of Jesus' second coming. When Paul wrote II Thessalonians (over 1500 years ago), he believed signs of the end times were already occurring. He directly addressed believers as you. As you read the passages below, note each reference to you or your.

II Thessalonians 1:11 says, With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.

II Thessalonians 2:13-14 says, But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

II Thessalonians 3:7-8 says, For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

Isn't it amazing how these three passages attest to God's miraculous love for us today and His love for the Church universal through the all encompassing you? Even though no one knows for sure when Jesus will return, we should live each day as if it is our last. We are reminded to remain in constant prayer, to remember His calling upon our lives, and to be active believers. As believers, we must meet with our Father on a consistent basis through His Word, prayer, and corporate worship so we can know Him intimately. The more we know our Heavenly Father, the more like Him we will become. Our prayer and servitude become more effective as our walk deepens. The challenge for us is to take our next step with the Father, making the most of every opportunity because our time is short.

Used by permission from NewSpring Church

Current Series
    Battles are inevitable but victory is not. We often find ourselves fighting enemies that are stronger than we are. So how do you stand fearless when there's so much at stake? Be inspired by accounts from God's word about average people who became champions and overcame insurmountable odds. Do you have what it takes? Experience Fearless to find out once and for all.
Last Sunday:
    God did not give us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Gideon was full of fear. His insecurities started popping up when God wanted to do something great in his life. So does ours.
    Sunday's message is available for streaming or downloading on our website, just under the calendar, or you can do so by visiting us on iTunes. You can also listen to previous messages.
Next Sunday:
    Lord willing, we will continue our series on Fearless by looking into the life of Benaiah from II Samuel 23, who was a captian of King David's bodyguards.
Upcoming Events:

October 16 - Trustee Meeting at 7 PM

October 17 - Quarterly Business Meeting in lieu of Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study at 7 PM

October 23 - GROW Meeting at 7 PM

October 28 - Stephen Philippi Missionary to Bangladesh will be our guest speaker

November 3 - Fall Festival at Hopper's home, more details to come

Special Opportunity

We have been approached by an individual who wants to help our church to be proactive in being prepared for the future. Recently there was a chance to purchase the house behind the church, but we were not in any position to purchase it. They have since taken it off the market, but will most likely be putting it back on the market in a year or so. This anonymous person has offered to match up to $5000 each month (from May through December) that would be given to the parsonage fund over and above your regular offerings. This is a great opportunity to get prepared to purchase some needed property for parking since our church is landlocked. Please consider donating some money towards this fund so we can be better prepared for this possible opportunity. We have raised $7,295! Praise the Lord!!
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Midway, PA 15060
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