November
6
2018

Pastor's Paragraph, 11/6/2018

Dear Church Family,
Wednesday, October 31, we had a tremendously successful Fall Festival with 800 plus people in our community coming through our doors. We were able to make connections, sharing Christ through conversations, Bible stories while face painting, distributing Bibles, providing CD’s with Christian songs for kids, etc. Thank you church for your faithfulness to make events such as this possible.
Sunday was a special day as we got to celebrate the public profession of faith in Christ by a young boy and his father baptizing him into the faith. We had the joy of celebrating God’s steadfast love and faithfulness through the taking of the Lord’s Supper transporting us back to the cross and Christ’s great sacrifice made for us. Let us not forget who God is and how He loves us by keeping our focus on the cross.
Sunday morning our sermon series through the Psalms, “Songs for the Soul” continues by focusing on Psalm 118. We can “give thanks to the Lord, for he is good” (v.1) as the psalm writer declares. We have the tendency to forget this truth and can struggle to give thanks, to be a person of gratitude. God has promised and delivered a “steadfast love” to us through the death, burial, and resurrection of his son, Jesus Christ. This one fact, one truth, one reality, is and should be enough to have us sing and declare our thankfulness from now into all of eternity. But, life happens. Life tries to distract and shift our focus to the hurts and pains of the past, the hurts and pains of the present, and the fear of hurts and pains of the future. We need a place to find rest from the onslaught. We need a place where we can weather the storm. We need a stronghold which can endure the assault. We will often seek out our respite in the very things which assail us, the world. However, God has offered us something which can, will, and does provide the refuge we need. “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust man.” (v. 8) God has offered his son Jesus. Is Jesus enough? Is Jesus enough for you to know God’s love? Is Jesus enough of a reason to be thankful? Is Jesus your refuge?
FBCBC is where the “impossible” is a living reality everyday and we are about Connecting Christ to people. Invite 3 to come connect, celebrate and contribute to what God is doing at FBCBC.
For His Glory,
Douglas Shows
Psalm 118:22  

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