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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's Wednesday!

And Wednesday means prayer meeting.

"Prayer is an act of labor. Prayer is hard work! Anyone who has persevered in early morning or late night hours, and all night vigils, even in seemingly interminable midweek prayer meetings knows the difficulty of sustaining a life of prayer. It does not come naturally to us as creatures of flesh and blood. As stated by Oswald Chambers, 'Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work'." (Operation World, p. xxiv)

See you at 6:30 PM?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

In case you missed it!

For our shutins, our warriors overseas, and anybody else who might be interested, we have posted several new sermon audio files.

You can get them by CLICKING HERE, or on iTunes, or via the Friendship Bible Church iPhone app.

Two new sermons in our Digging Deeper series have been posted.  The latest from our study in Nehemiah has been posted, and there is also a message from Missionary Ken Boothe, with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Persecuted or Distracted

Here is a great article that should give all of us American believers something to think about.

Click and read

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fire! Food! Fellowship! Fun!

It's all there at the Campfire Fellowship this Saturday, 5:00, at Johnson Acres. Bring a chair to sit on and a dish to share, and come prepared for fun.

Oh yeah... Just thought of a few other things - volleyball, fishing (bring your fishing tackle), corn hole, horse shoes, and more!

Join us! You have FRIENDS at Friendship Bible Church, and a bunch will be looking for you around the fire.

A Thermopylae Breakfast

In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 B.C. an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks delayed the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. A small force led by King Leonidas of Sparta blocked the only road through which the massive army of Xerxes I could pass. The Persians succeeded in defeating the Greeks but sustained heavy losses, incredibly disproportionate to those of the Greeks

I wonder what they had for breakfast.

After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And our Mens' Prayer breakfasts not only equip us physically, but also spiritually, so we, like the legendary Greek 300, can stand.

Don't neglect prayer breakfast this Saturday morning at 8 am, brethren.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This Week At FBC

Sunday - the Lord's Day - Sunday School and Worship
Monday - Grief Class, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - Men's Bible Study, 6:30 PM at the Ross Ranch
Wednesday - Prayer Meeting, 6:30 PM
Saturday - Men's Prayer Meeting starts the day at 8:00 AM and the penultimate Campfire Fellowship at Johnson Acres concludes it.

We rejoice to have so many opportunities to learn, serve and fellowship here at FBC. Will you take advantage, too?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Another gem from Spurgeon

“A people near unto him.” (Psalm 148:14)

The dispensation of the old covenant was that of distance. When God appeared even to his servant Moses, he said, “Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet”; and when he manifested himself upon Mount Sinai, to his own chosen and separated people, one of the first commands was, “Thou shalt set bounds about the mount.” Both in the sacred worship of the tabernacle and the temple, the thought of distance was always prominent. The mass of the people did not even enter the outer court. Into the inner court none but the priests might dare to intrude; while into the innermost place, or the holy of holies, the high priest entered but once in the year. It was as if the Lord in those early ages would teach man that sin was so utterly loathsome to him, that he must treat men as lepers put without the camp; and when he came nearest to them, he yet made them feel the width of the separation between a holy God and an impure sinner. When the gospel came, we were placed on quite another footing. The word “Go” was exchanged for “Come”; distance was made to give place to nearness, and we who aforetime were afar off, were made nigh by the blood of Jesus Christ. Incarnate Deity has no wall of fire about it. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” is the joyful proclamation of God as he appears in human flesh. Not now does he teach the leper his leprosy by setting him at a distance, but by himself suffering the penalty of his defilement. What a state of safety and privilege is this nearness to God through Jesus! Do you know it by experience? If you know it, are you living in the power of it? Marvellous is this nearness, yet it is to be followed by a dispensation of greater nearness still, when it shall be said, “The tabernacle of God is with men, and he doth dwell among them.” Hasten it, O Lord.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Men Learning

What - Men's Bible Study
Where - the Ross Ranch
When - 6:30 every Tuesday evening
Why -

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another... (Colossians 3:16)

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2)

Some men have knowledge to share, that other men, younger in Christ, need. And all men need to keep learning, so they in turn can teach others.

Join us, whichever category you think you fall into - your brothers need you... You need them.

Friday, September 9, 2011

T Minus 2 Days

Only two more days until Old Fashioned Sunday. Final preparations are taking place now to make it a great day with Your friends and brothers and sisters.

Music and worship! Food and fellowship! Pie making contest, dunking tank, and games! Old Fashioned cars and displays!

Sunday School will take place at 9:30, followed by the worship service at 10:30 and the celebration immediately following.

Join us!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

To my church family...

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you... (Philippians 1:3 KJV)