GREETINGS, EVERYONE! Thanks to all of you who came out to pray at the school last Sunday evening. We had a really good turnout representing several area churches. Around forty folks total, with 16 from FBC, prayed for Maysville School, students, teachers, administrators, staff, board members, and those who fill in the gaps by substitute teaching or bus driving. Continued prayers are requested, especially for those who are new to the area or to the school. As a homeschool dad, I would also like to emphasize the need to pray for our students and families who choose, for a variety of reasons, to home educate. Also, pray for those students who may be enrolled in Christian or other private schools. Unique challenges accompany each situation. Pray for the provision of daily grace for daily needs for all those involved.
THE LORD'S DAY (8/28):
Answer: The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was and continues to be God and man, in two distinct natures and one person, forever. Scripture: Galatians 3:13; 1 Timothy 2:5; 3:16; John 1:14; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9.
Answer: Christ, the Son of God became man by taking to himself a true body and a reasonable soul. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and was born of her, yet without sin. Scripture: Hebrews 2:14; 4:14; 7:26; Matthew 26:38; Luke 2:52; John 1:14; 12:27; Luke 1:31, 35; 2:52; Colossians 2:9.
ICYMI: Last Sunday's sermon audio "Jesus, Tough and Tender" Luke 13:31-35
Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
FIGHTER VERSE: We are not currently reciting the Fighter Verses during the worship service, but I encourage you to do so in your Sunday School class and your Bible study group. Personally commit these verses to your heart, and I believe God will bless you as you do.
This week's verse is 1 Peter 4:16
Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE The Five-Day Bible Reading Plan is attached to this e-mail for your convenience. You may want to access additional resources to support your reading available at this website.
BONUS: You have heard me recommend The Briefing on multiple occasions for a daily podcast analyzing news and events from a Christian worldview. I stand by that recommendation, and I would also like to recommend Al Mohler's long form interview series entitled "Thinking in Public." Here is a link to Dr. Mohler's interview with Andrew Roberts on Roberts' recent book "The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III." A fascinating topic for us as Americans since it was during his reign that our nation won its independence.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon