FBC Weekly News

19, 7-13




Some verses from the Bible, Book of Romans, to be exact, were read in my hearing on Friday morning.  Considering life and habits of people of the world in the time of the Apostle Paul, keep in mind, if you please, that was written a long, long, time ago.  Also be apprised of the fact Paul was writing to the Roman’s at that time.  The date reflected in these writing’s were posted to the people of the city of Corinth in 60 A.D. To set your mind in that year, it was approximately 25 years or so after the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.  This particular reading in my hearing was pointing towards those habits adapted by men and women.   Habits, we oft wonder why some people chose to do those things that to them is natural but to a lot of folk today still question why?  I imagine you would expect me to name the habits.  Being - Christian you would expect to publicly deplore, ridicule, and attempt to chastise certain folk for their choice of lifestyles.  No, it is not up to me to point and make with harsh words to my fellowman.  It is their choice and be it wrong for them the future will have to judge, not me!

I started to tell of some facts about the Apostle Paul before addressing my thoughts on habits of some people.  Paul was telling the people of Corinth of his plans to visit Rome.  It was his desire for the Christians in Rome to have his statements on the great doctrines of grace.  It was a known fact the legalistic teachers of his time were bitterly attacking, physically and violently, the argument of his teachings of the Grace offered and revealed to and through him. The theme of Romans is “the Gospel of God.”  The whole body of redemptive truth was not the God of the Jews only but for the Gentiles [others] also.  “All the world is found guilty” was his message and redemption revealed as the need upon the condition of faith.  The great promises to the Jews were reconciled with those of the Gentiles.

Justification through the righteousness of God by faith and the delivery of the Gospel was to be the remedy for the wicked world.

The Gospel, ‘a belief proclaimed as absolutely true.’ Even Mr Webster knew what the Gospel writer had mind.  Thank you, Paul for your writings and if you want some real eve openers read his first chapter In the Book of Romans.  Need I say more? 

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Quite a week ahead.  Sermon by Pastor Ryan at 11am, “Heaven Comes Near” with Matthew 3:2.  Our Sunday School opens at 9:45 with bible studies in several classes and the Chanel Choir performs an old =

favorite, “It is Well with My Soul,” prior to Rev Mills’ message.  Registering of the children for the FBC Bible School begins at 3pm today.  We want the adults to show because of an ice cream feast being a part of registration before 5pm.

The beginning of FBC 2019 Bible School will be 6pm to 8pm daily Monday through Thursday of this week.

Other church meetings and activities are cancelled because of the bible school.  Food, Bible stories, crafts, music, something for all nursery to adults.  Thursday is for graduation and food for all, especially parents of children attending.

Other reminders:   Don’t forget the list of needs for ‘Judy’s Kids’ contributions; Look at this week’s church bulletin, list of church servants for 2019 – 2020; Your food items for food pantry; consult bulletin for finger foods for 18July VBS; and a final suggestion re-read Pastor Ryan’s July article on ‘CHANGE.’

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Have you ever given any thought to - “If I die today - what then?”  Heaven or Hell, your choice!

Do you know Jesus gave His life on the cross so you could go to Heaven?  Your choice!  You do

want to go to Heaven, don’t you?

Repent of your sins.  Ask Him for forgiveness.  Accept Jesus as your savior and tell Him.

Great Choice – Tell us about your decision.  We will pray with and for you!

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