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Friday, April 26, 2013

Amazing to think!

It seems like just yesterday that we were sitting down to another wonderful mens' prayer breakfast at FBC on a Saturday morning. Well guess what? We can do it all over again, this Saturday morning, at 8 o'clock. Men, join us for another time of "iron sharpening iron," fellowship, the Word, and of course prayer.

90 and Sunny!

Beautiful day in Jerusalem today! I wonder what the weather will be like in June, 2014, when the FBC Holy Land tour touches down at Tel Aviv.

Well, that's one part of the upcoming trip that we can't really know for sure, but there are many other aspects of the trip that we can talk about at our informational meeting this Sunday evening at 6:30.

If you have even the tiniest of interest, in traveling with us to the land where Jesus walked, join us at 6:30 in Fellowship Hall for some refreshments and a question-and-answer time about the Holy Land trip.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

LTI - Discipleship Counseling

How do I help a fellow believer who is in pain, or who is going through a difficulty?

How do I personally deal with pain and difficulty and trouble in my own life?

What role does modern psychological thinking, and medicine play in helping others through crises?

Join us for the next session of the Leadership Training Institute, where we will deal with these questions and more over the next few weeks as we study "Discipleship Counseling."

Join us for prayer meeting at 6:30 and then LTI immediately following at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall. LTI sessions are open to all.

God Hears

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers. (I Peter 3:12)

God sees. Let Him see us on our knees. God hears. Let Him hear us praying.

Join us this week for prayer meeting? There is much to pray about! Wednesday, 6:30.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Greater Work

Oswald Chambers said, “Prayer does not equip us for greater works — prayer is the greater work.”

Midweek prayer meeting – Wednesday evening – 6:30

Join us in this greater work.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Don't miss the Sunday evening concert!

Hartville Christian School High School Choir will present a concert on Sunday, April 14th at 6 PM. Some members of our church family are included in this group. You won’t want to miss it! There will be light refreshments in the Fellowship Hall following the concert.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Today's Word From Rev. Baxter

"He hath perfect wisdom, to know what is best: he hath perfect goodness, and therefore will be most regardful of his subjects’ good, and will put no evil into his laws. He is almighty, to protect his subjects, and see to the execution of his laws. He is most just, and therefore can do no wrong, but all his laws and judgments are equal and impartial. He is infinitely perfect and self-sufficient, and never needed a lie, or a deceit, or unrighteous means to rule the world; nor to oppress his subjects to attain his ends. He is our very end, and interest, and felicity; and therefore hath no interest opposite to our good, which should cause him to destroy the innocent. He is our dearest Friend and Father, and loveth us better than we love ourselves; and therefore we have reason confidently to trust him, and cheerfully and gladly to obey him, as one that ruleth us in order to our own felicity."

What a Saviour! What a God!

Continuing Steadfastly

"... continuing steadfastly in prayer" (Romans 12:12)

Two interesting words:

Continuing - not stopping... keeping on... consistently doing something... without fail...

Steadfastly - ploddingly... habitually...

We are needy people among needy people. We need to pray for one another.

Let's be faithful to "continuing steadfastly in prayer" this Wednesday evening at 6:30.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fun Saturday!

Haven of Rest – 10:00 - Join us as we serve those in need during the winter months. Meet at the Haven at 10 AM. Wear a hat!

Mens Chili and Movie Night – 6 PM at Jim Moore’s. Bring some chili and we'll dump it all together. Invite a friend who may not know the Lord.

Pizza & Laser Quest for 5th – 8th graders. Kids should meet at the church at 4:30 PM, then it’s on to CiCi’s Pizza and Laser Quest. They will be back at the church for parental pickup by 9 PM. Cost is $20.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Let Us Pray

"Is he praying for us in the heavens, and shall we not be bold to pray, and expect an answer?" (Baxter)

Join your FBC brothers and sisters for midweek prayer meeting - Wednesday at 6:30. Teen Gathering at 7:30.

A Dose of Baxter

It would be the greatest attractive to us to draw near to God, and make the thoughts of him pleasant to us, if we could but believe that he dearly loveth us, that he is reconciled to us, and taketh us for his children, and that he taketh pleasure in us, and that he resolveth for ever to glorify us with his Son, and that the dearest friend that we have in the world, doth not love us the thousandth part so much as he. And all this in Christ, is clearly represented to the eye of faith. All this is procured for believers, by him: and all this is given to believers in him. In him God is reconciled to us. He is our Father, and dwelleth among us, and in us, and walketh in us, and is our God. Light and heat are not more abundant in the sun, than love is in Jesus Christ. To look on Christ, and not perceive the love of God, is as to look on the sun, and not to see and acknowledge its light. Therefore, whenever you find your hearts averse to God, and to have no pleasure in him, look then to Jesus, and observe in him the unmeasurable love of God: that you may be able to comprehend with all the saints, “what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.” Love and goodness are that to the will, which delicious sweetness is to the sensitive appetite. Draw near then, and taste the feast of love which God hath prepared and proposed by his Son. Dost thou not see or feel the love of God? Come near, and look upon God incarnate; upon a crucified Christ; upon the Covenant sealed in his blood; upon all the benefits of his Redemption; upon all the privileges of the saints; and upon the glory purchased, possessed, and promised by him. Put thy hand into his wounded side, and be not faithless, but believing: and then thou wilt cry out, “My Lord, and my God.” (Excerpted from "The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, Volume II")