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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Our children's choir director is sick and therefore we will not have choir practice this evening. Pray for Beth that she feels better!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Worth getting up for!

Don't miss out, brethren - tomorrow is another chance to experience a Friendship Bible Church mens' prayer breakfast! See you at 8:00 AM in Fellowship Hall!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Birthday, George

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” (George Washington, excerpted from his farewell address)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Book Review

Just finished this one:

Recommend it highly for anybody, but especially for those it is obviously directed at - men. Good book!

And ladies, there is a companion Disciplines of a Godly Woman, too, but I can't comment on it as I haven't read it. I'm guessing it's just as worthwhile!

Read the Bible, lots! Then read good Christian books!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ladies Cooking Class!

Calling all ladies of FBC!

Come join Jessica and friends at 6:30 PM 
this Saturday evening, February 17th 
in Fellowship Hall for this month's cooking class!
Bring a friend!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Tomorrow!

Wear something RED and help us chase February away!
Join us for a fun service featuring great music by the Harmonaires followed by a soup and sandwich luncheon.

You have FRIENDS at Friendship Bible Church!

Tonight! Tonight! Tonight!

Randolph Town Hall
(bring games and munches)

Thursday, February 9, 2012


"God is good... All the time... Even with the lumps and the bumps." (Evander Holyfield, when interviewed following the "ear biting" fight with Mike Tyson)


As we discussed last night during prayer meeting: even in sadness, the goodness of our loving God shines through. We prayed for many of our number who are experiencing sadness right now. It was a sweet and blessed prayer meeting.

The day prior, a few of the men gathered at the Ross Ranch for Men's Bible Study - perhaps the best one yet. Good fellowship, thoughtful discussion... Good stuff! (And although I didn't attend, I'm certain the Ladies Bible Study on Monday was equally blessed.)

So, we cannot help but praise Him! He is good.

Hey! But He is not done! The week is far from over, and there are at least two great opportunities remaining to spend time together with Him and your friends at FBC.

Saturday Evening is GAME NIGHT! Bring your favorite "family friendly" board game and your favorite munchies, and join us at the Randolph Town Hall from 6-9 PM. Did you know that some of the most familiar faces you see every Sunday got their start at FBC through being invited to Game Night? Bring a friend, and introduce them to your friends at FBC.

Sunday is one of our favorite days of the year - RED HEART SUNDAY! At least four things make this a service you won't want to miss:

1.) You get to wear something RED!
2.) The Gospel Harmonaires will be singing!
3.) We will rejoice with some who are being baptized!
4.) We will enjoy a homemade soup and sandwich luncheon in Fellowship Hall after the service.

Yes, God is GOOD. And He just keeps getting better. Join us as we praise and serve Him at Friendship Bible Church this week.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's Gonna Be Big!

This weekend at FBC, that is!

Starting in just a couple hours at the Haven of Rest in Akron (meet there at 10:00 am if you can help serve).

Followed this evening by a wonderful "Ladies Night Out" (Missionary Liz Harmon will be speaking).

And of course, finishing off with a great Lord's Day worship service on Sunday Morning, where Missionaries Jerry and Liz Harmon will continue sharing their burden for, and mission to, Puerto Rico.

Weekends are wonderful when you know the Savior!

Friday, February 3, 2012

8 Profitable Ways to Read the Bible (Number 8)

8. Read the Bible with Christ continually in view. The grand primary object of all Scripture, is to testify of Jesus! Old Testament ceremonies are shadows of Christ. Old Testament judges are types of Christ. Old Testament prophecies are full of Christ’s sufferings, and of Christ’s glory yet to come. The first coming and the second; the Lord’s humiliation and His glorious kingdom; His cross and the crown shine forth everywhere in the Bible. Keep fast hold on this clue, if you would read the Bible aright!
(J.C. Ryle, Practical Religion, “Bible Reading”, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1998], 131-134.)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

8 Profitable Ways to Read the Bible (Number 7)

7. Read the Bible fairly and honestly. Determine to take everything in its plain, obvious meaning — and regard all forced interpretations with great suspicion. As a general rule, whatever a verse of the Bible seems to mean — it does mean! Cecil’s rule is a very valuable one, “The right way of interpreting Scripture is to take it as we find it, without any attempt to force it into any particular theological system.”
(J.C. Ryle, Practical Religion, “Bible Reading”, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1998], 131-134.)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

8 Profitable Ways to Read the Bible (Number 6)

6. Read all of the Bible — and read it in an orderly way. I fear there are many parts of the Word which some people never read at all. This is to say at the least, a very presumptuous habit. “All Scripture is profitable.” [2 Timothy 3:16]. To this habit may be traced that lack of well-proportioned views of truth, which is so common in this day. Some people’s Bible-reading is a system of perpetual ‘dipping and picking’. They do not seem to have an idea of regularly going through the whole book.
(J.C. Ryle, Practical Religion, “Bible Reading”, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1998], 131-134.)