GREETINGS, FBC FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
On this Saturday, take some time to pause, read Scripture, appreciate God's beautiful creation, and prepare you heart for the Lord's Day tomorrow. As we gather with the people of God, we pray that He will bless the moments we have together as we worship Him, come under the Spirit-empowered teaching of Scripture, and then are sent out to love and serve our neighbor with the love of Christ.
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY EXTENDED
THE LORD'S DAY (2/5):
ICYMI: Last Sunday's sermon audio on Luke 18:18-30 "What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?"
Other previous messages are archived here. Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
FIGHTER VERSE: Our Fighter Verse this week is 1 Corinthians 1:18:For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
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. Whether or not you read the Bible through in a year, I encourage you to pick a book of the Bible and commit to reading it straight through, regardless of how long it takes you. Then when you are finished, pick another and do the same thing.
I encourage you to read the Bible every day, no matter how much or how little you read. A pastor friend of mine challenged his church to read at least seven verses a day. That takes less than one minute to do. You may not have one hour to read the Bible, but you do have one minute (and you likely have five minutes!).
LISTEN THROUGH THE BIBLE One of the miracles of modern technology is that, if you have a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone, you can listen to someone else read the Bible to you. If you would like to hear the King James Bible dramatized, you can. If you would like to hear Max McLean read the ESV, you can. If you would like to hear David Suchet read the NIV in Oxford accent, you can. The point is, there is literally more opportunity now than ever before to listen to the Bible. Many people find this easier or more convenient for any number of reasons. We have this truth about the value of hearing God's Word, that "faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ" (Rom. 10:17). While this is primarily concerned with the preaching of Scripture, it secondarily may be applied to simply hearing the Bible read. However you do it, take the Bible into your life.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon