FBC E-Blasts - May 9, 2016
FBC E-Blast

May 9, 2016

Praying the Promises of God - Isaiah 40

Jesus made it clear that we would endure hardship in this life. But God gave His children amazing tools to keep trials from overwhelming us. For instance, He placed His Spirit inside each believer to guide and empower. In addition, He gave us prayer so we could not only communicate and stay connected with our Father but also bring Him our requests.

Today I want to focus on yet another one of His marvelous gifts: the Bible. Scripture is the actual Word of God Almighty. It is truth. It never changes. It enables us in all circumstances, so we have a sure foundation on which to base our lives and decisions.

There are thousands of promises in the Bible - countless assurances that we can rely on with perfect confidence. God wants us to learn them so we won't miss out on blessings He wants to give. And wise believers will turn His promises into prayers and the cries of their hearts.

Let me give you an example that relates to difficult decisions. Psalms 32:8 states, "I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you." We can pray God's words back to Him, saying that we believe He will teach us and reveal His path, while remaining by our side as our caregiver through the entire situation.

When hardships arise, we need a solid foundation on which to stand. Otherwise, our emotions could easily lead us astray through faulty thinking. God is faithful and unchanging, so we can trust in His promises, which enable us to rest confidently and act boldly.

Upcoming Sermon Series
      When we're pushed to our limit, we have a choice to make. Will we choose the path of least resistance or will we have the courage to take a Stand? In this five-week series, we will learn about Daniel and five important points in his life when he stood for God. Covering everything from him being first captured as a boy to the lion's den to the fiery furnace, we'll see Daniel and his friends Stand Up, Stand Strong, Stand In, and Stand Firm for God. This series will start on May 22.

Last Week:
      The unnamed mother in II Kings 4 exhibits the kind of grace, faith, contentment, and hope that we all should have. We saw that before she was a mother, she behaved like a mother, then she became a mother, and then she believed like a mother.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We have a guest speaker, George Dimakos, missionary to Greece, with us.

Upcoming Events

May 14, 2016 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM

May 15, 2016 - Special Guest Speaker George Dimakos, missionary to Greece, will be with us.
                          Carry-in Fellowship Dinner following the AM Worship Service
                          VBS Meeting following the AM Worship Service

May 26, 2016 - Men's Small Group at 7 PM at the church

May 29, 2016 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering following the AM Worship Service

June 6, 2016 - Ladies Small Group at 7 PM at Stephanie Robinson's house

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    Midway, PA   15060
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