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FBC E-Blast - April 10, 2017

FBC E-Blast

April 10, 2017

Life’s Great Liberator - Luke 4

From some people’s countenance, we judge them to be happy. Smiles, makeup, and stylish clothing can create an appearance of inner peace. Internally, though, many are in bondage. In today’s passage, Jesus clarifies His purpose: He has come to set free those in captivity. Christ was referring to several types of bonds that can imprison our souls.

First, Jesus breaks the chains of sin. All people have broken God’s law and consequently live apart from Him (Romans 3:23). But Christ’s death and resurrection free us when we accept His gift of forgiveness and place our trust in Him. Then we can have a relationship with the Lord.

Secondly, He liberates us from persistent sins like jealousy, bitterness, and gluttony. His Spirit resides within each believer and provides the power to overcome wrong choices that seemed to “own” us. He enables us to do what He desires—by bringing immediate healing or by giving guidance and strength in the ongoing battle.

The Creator of mankind made us with a void in our hearts for Jesus to fill. Everything we put there—whether it seems like a good thing at the time or an obvious bad choice—will ultimately leave us empty. And we will remain in bondage until God frees us and then provides the only true satisfaction.

Are you one of those people who appear happy and seem to have life figured out, and yet inside feel uneasy and empty? Jesus Christ is the only One who can redeem you, forgive your sins, and fill the vacant place in your soul. Allow Him to liberate you today.

Upcoming Sermon Series
      How different would the world look if everyone got what they deserved? Would your salary be the same? What would our prisons look like? Would nice guys finish first or last? Or would things be a lot worse? This four-part sermon series takes a look at the things we actually deserve that God's forgiveness spares us from: death, condemnation, rejection, and being counted out.

Last Week:
      This message is about money. But money is NOT the root of all kinds of evil, the love of money is. This passage deals with godliness, not money. Discontentment can make a rich person poor, and contentment can make a poor person rich.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our
sermons page, or by visiting us on iTunes.

Next Week:
      We will begin a new series starting Easter Sunday at 10 AM on I Deserve It next week by looking into the blessed fact that I Deserve Death, But He Gave Me Life.

Upcoming Events

April 14, 2017 - We apologize for any inconvenience, but there will NOT be a Good Friday Communion Service

April 15, 2017 - Easter Egg Hunt at the Midway Community Center at Noon

April 16, 2017 - Easter Services
      8 AM - Early Service - Lord's Supper following Early Service
      9 AM - Carry-in Breakfast
      10 AM - Easter Worship Service

May 7, 2017 - Carry In Fellowship Dinner following AM Worship Service

May 13, 2017 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM

May 14, 2017 - Deacon Meeting at 8 AM

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