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June 2015

Celebration Sunday

On Annual Celebration Sunday we celebrate the work of God’s Spirit at FBC. There will be a wonderful celebration at both worship services followed by fellowship, light refreshments and our annual meeting.  Please plan to attend.  It will be a great opportunity to give glory to God for the good he has done!




May 2015

Tribe and Tongue

We live in a world where diversity is a value that is highly sought after in schools, organizations, and society as a whole. We worship together as a congregation where diversity is a reality that we cherish and celebrate. We follow a God who the Bible says has a mission for every tribe, tongue, and nation. Racial and ethnic diversity are clearly important topics in our society and in our faith, but what role does diversity truly play in building us together as the body of Christ, and how can we more fully experience God’s good news by grappling with the often difficult questions of race and ethnicity that confront us as God’s people?




God’s Power to Become More Like Christ

This Sunday we will study how the Holy Spirit equips each Christ follower to serve as part of Christ’s mission. You can prepare by reading John 20:21-22, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4, 1 Corinthians 12:1-7, Hebrews 2:3-4, 1 Peter 4:10, Revelation 7:9-12.




God’s Power to Become More Like Christ

We are exploring Biblical teaching about the Holy Spirit. This Sunday we will explore how the Holy Spirit can change our lives more and more like Christ. You can prepare for this message by reading Ezekiel 36:26-27, John 14:15-27, John 16:7-15, Romans 8:5-16, 1 Corinthians 2:9-16, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, Galatians 5:16-18, and Ephesians 5:8.




God’s Power to Become More Like Christ

Who is the Holy Spirit? What difference can the Holy Spirit make in our lives? How can we be filled with the Spirit? Why is there so much confusion about the Holy Spirit? We’ll explore Biblical teaching about the Holy Spirit and learn practical ways to partner with the Spirit to grow more like Christ and become more equipped for Christ’s mission in the world.




To the Other Side

We all experience times of transition, moments when we have to leave what’s familiar or comfortable or fruitful and enter into situations that are new and often challenging. How are we, as followers of Christ, to best engage with times of transition and change? What is required of us to remain faithful? This week, we will look at a story where Jesus asks his disciples to step into an unfamiliar and challenging environment, and how the results can teach us much about similar situations in our lives.




April 2015

Complete In Christ

We’ll meet two people whose lives were changed when God crossed their paths. The first character in this story is an Ethiopian Eunuch who was spiritually hungry but with incomplete understanding about Christ. He was a prestigious government official but feeling his life was incomplete. When he experiences salvation in Christ and is baptized, he joyfully returns home to Africa. The second character we meet is Philip. He was a Christian leader fleeing persecution when he meets the Ethiopian Eunu




Baptism: Portrait of Grace

A picture paints a thousand words. Paintings evoke our thinking. Photos capture moments forever. Movies stir our emotions. Experiences stay with us for a lifetime. We’ll explore Biblical teaching about baptism to more fully grasp how baptism portrays God’s grace and proclaims our decision to follow Christ so we’ll always remember who we are in Christ. Scripture we’ll study includes Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:




Walking with Jesus

The Easter holiday is over but Christ is still risen! What difference can the resurrection make in our lives? We’ll go on a journey with two disciples on the Road to Emmaus, leaving Jerusalem and going back to their old lives filled with confusion after the death of Christ, until Jesus walks alongside them. Once they discover Jesus has risen, they turn around and joyfully return to the other disciples with their hope restored. Come discover the difference walking with Jesus can make in our lives today!




The Resurrection of Jesus

Who is Jesus? Diverse perspectives of Jesus Christ fill people’s opinions, media portraits, academic research and everyday conversations. A religious philosopher?  A social revolutionary? A crazy guy who claimed to be God? A mysterious figure we can’t know much about? The Son of God? What does that mean? We’re exploring the identity of Jesus as revealed in the Gospel of Luke during 






     

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