Pastor's Paragraph, 6/5/2018

Dear Church Family,

Our time for nominating deacon candidates has begun and will be open till June 17th. Deacon packets are available at the church office, welcome center, and foyer of the worship area. The packet contains all the pertinent information and the ballot to be used for voting. Prayerfully submit your nomination as we potentially select four deacons to serve at FBCBC. Be certain to be a part of this important process.

This past Sunday we were blessed to be led by our youth in worshipping our great God. I personally want to thank each of them for their time, effort, and prayerful obedience in honoring God and helping us to Connect Christ to People.

Sunday we return to our sermon series, “Tell Me a Story”, by looking at the Parable of the Shrewd Steward in Luke 16:1-13. Jesus tells a unique parable by using a dishonest man’s actions to demonstrate an important truth. The steward has failed to care for the owners possessions and has squandered them. When he becomes aware that the owner is going to require an accounting, the steward decided to “cook the books” so he can find favor with other people to help him when he is fired. Even the owner was impressed with his shrewd dealings to help himself. Jesus turns this story to make one of the greatest statements we know, but fail to apply well. “No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” (Luke 16:13) We cannot multitask with our devotion to God. It is an all or nothing proposition. Where is your devotion? Whom do you love?

FBCBC is where the “impossible” is a living reality every day and Connecting Christ with People is our Purpose, Invite 3 people to Connect, Celebrate, and Contribute by being a part of what God is doing at FBCBC.

For His Glory,
Douglas shows
Luke 16:10

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