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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

You won't want to miss Prayer Meeting tonight!

When - 6:30 PM
Where - FBC Sanctuary
Why - Because we ought always to pray, Jesus said, and because Paul said to pray without ceasing.

Last week was a very special prayer meeting. 
This week will be too!
You won't want to miss it!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Featured Book - May and June

Each month, Friendship Bible Church offers a recommended book that is free to the first two people who request it, and then available at cost for all others requesting it. During May and June, the book of the month at Friendship Bible Church is "Digging Into Romans," by Pastor Johnson. Containing 39 chapters and 424 pages, "Digging Into Romans" is the sixth in a series, and continues the approach taken in those previous works - a verse by verse, expository, yet devotional approach. There is milk and meat here for both new students and experienced teachers of God's Word.

From the introduction - "Romans is the mountain peak of Paul's writings. It has been said that of the two testaments that make up our Bible, the New Testament reigns supreme, and of the 27 books that make up that New Testament, Romans stands highest. Romans is Paul's magnum opus, containing his clearest, most eloquent and brilliant presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ."

The two free copies have already been claimed, but if you would like one at the lowest possible price of $7.50, please contact the church office at 330–325–7836. This price is not available anywhere but through the church office.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Making God's House and Grounds Beautiful

Saturday at 10:00 AM a few of the faithful will gather at FBC to spread some more mulch around the landscaping. We could use some help. Bring rakes and shovels if you've got them and join your brothers and sisters as they beautify the grounds.

Now David said, "Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all countries. I will now make preparation for it." So David made abundant preparations before his death. (1 Chronicles 22:5 NKJV)

Thursday, May 4, 2017


Friendship Bible Church will be open from 5-9PM this evening if you wish to come by and pray. Church family, let's keep prayers before the throne nonstop this evening!

"Prayerlessness is the fundamental sin of the busy Christian." (R. Kent Hughes)

"Prayer can never be in excess." (Charles H. Spurgeon)

"If you think God is answering fewer prayers these days, maybe it's just that fewer people are praying." (Unknown)

"A little prayer to our big God can have a huge impact." (Unknown)

"Much prayer, much power. Little prayer, little power. No prayer, no power." (Unknown)

"Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees." (William Cowper)

"Prayer is an acknowledgment that our need of God's help is not partial but total." (Alistair Begg)

"Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one ever bothered to ask!" (Billy Graham)

"Pray and let God worry." (Martin Luther)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Abnormal Prayer

Actually, nothing is more normal than prayer. It ought to be at the top of our list of daily priorities.

But this week our SCHEDULE is a bit abnormal, as we will NOT have a midweek prayer meeting tonight (Wednesday). That will resume next week, but this week, it is superceded by the National Day of Prayer observance taking place tomorrow (THURSDAY) from 5-9PM.

The theme for this year's National Day of Prayer is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us... Forgive Us...Heal Us! It is taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God...”

Whether you signed up for a time slot or not, the church will be open starting at 5:00 PM for you to come and pray for as little or long a time as you wish. There is no program, just a quiet time to come and pray. Pray for our nation... our community... our neighbors... our friends and family... our church... our world. Come and pray.

Thanking Him For Another Year Of His Grace

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. (I Timothy 1:15 NKJV)

I've published this same blog posting for the last few years. Each year it gets more precious. Praise the Lord.

It was May 3, 1970. In just 24 hours one of this area's most well-known historical events would occur - the shootings at Kent State University. But on May 3, something happened that didn't make the news, and is unknown to all but a select few now. On that day, a twelve year old boy experienced the most important event in his personal history. That boy was me, and on May 3, 1970, I trusted Christ as my Savior. I am, spiritually, 47 years old today. And so it is a special day as I look back over the journey Christ has led me on so far - a journey that has included both ups and downs, successes and failures, victories and defeats. But one thing is certain. I am more sure today of His love for me than I have ever been. He promised, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." (Hebrews 13:5) I can testify after 47 years of walking with Him, that He never has, and He never will.

“Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.” (John Newton)