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FBC E-Blast - December 31, 2012

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First Baptist Church
December 31, 2012
We All Have A Role To Play
Luke 2


According to Shakespeare, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." While I don't get Shakespeare most of the time, I do know this: everyone has a role to play in God's plan.

Luke Chapter 2 begins with the well-known "Christmas Story" of the humble birth of Jesus. We know of His parents, Joseph and Mary, who played lead roles in this miraculous, true drama. But consider some of the other participants who got lesser billing. There were the powerful Roman leaders who called for the census that brought Joseph and Mary to their appointed place in history. Consider the humble shepherds, so frightened at first, who became the first evangelists, praising God and telling everyone they saw that a Savior was born, the Chosen One of God.

Next is Simeon, a righteous old man who loved God and believed the scriptures that foretold the coming Savior. He sang a song, blessing the new baby Jesus, and encouraged the amazed parents, telling them that their child was special. And there was Anna, a senior citizen and widow, who volunteered on the prayer team at church. She did what she could and praised God and told others about Jesus.

After you read Luke Chapter 2, ask yourself, what role does God have for me in sharing the good news about Jesus? What can I do to make Jesus known to others? How can I encourage someone to recognize the importance of knowing Jesus?

All of us can praise God and thank Him for the wonderful gift of Jesus, the Savior of the world, the Chosen One of God. No matter our age or station in life, we all have a critical role to play for God. What can I do today, to make Jesus known to others?

Used by permission from NewSpring Church

Upcoming Series
    We have a choice. We can play it safe or we can seize the life God has in mind for us. What's it going to be? Come explore what can happen when we become Bold.
Last Sunday:
  We finished our series on Carols by looking into the Christmas Carol, Go Tell It On The Mountains. These shepherds were told about Jesus, they came to Jesus, they told others about Jesus, and it affected thier daily lives. This is what should happen in our lives, after we accept Christ as Savior, we then need to tell others about the Savior.
  Sunday's message is available for streaming or downloading on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.
Next Sunday:
  We are starting another series next week entitled Bold. We are going to explore the idea of Amazing Boldness from Acts 4. We hope to see you next week!
Upcoming Events:

January 2 - We will be taking photos for a new pictorial church directory. Appointments are from 3 PM to 9 PM. There is no obligation to purchase any photographs. If you choose to purchase photos they will be $20 a sheet. Even if you do not purshase any photos you will recieve an free 8x10 photo. If you wanted to make an appointment and missed it or you need to change your appointment, please contact 1-866-557-2253.

January 6 - Carry In Dinner following AM Worship Service

January 16 - Annual Business Meeting at 7:30 PM

January 27 - Lord's Supper and Deacon's Fund Offering Following AM Worship Service.

Parsonage Fund

As of this Sunday our total offering towards the possible new parsonage totalled $16,655! I want to thank all of those who gave sacrificially and over and above your regular giving. Now, just because the offering match offer has expired, does not mean that you cannot give more to the fund. Just designate on your offering envelope and it will go towards it. Thank you so much! Praise the Lord for His goodness!
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Midway, PA 15060
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