Ian just walked us through Ephesians 2:8-10 with the idea that God’s grace in us produces good works by us. He used three point to communicate that truth:
- Christ’s faith in His Father defines our trust in him
- What starts with God ends with God
- Our DEEDS are always defined though relationship
Download our Field Guide below and work through it before Community Group.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
We will make an announcement on Sunday about where we are with the Associate Pastor search.
After church on Sunday we will gather together to pray for our country in light of the upcoming elections and racial devision.
Back to School Bash
This Saturday the youth will be participating in a Dodgeball competition against other school districts that we are hosting in the Zipp Gym in Wilson. Pray for a chance for youth to get connected to us for the upcoming year. If you would like to volunteer please email Rich Jennings at email@example.com.
This Sunday for our Church Does series we’re going to be cleaning the facilities that God has gifted us. We do a ton of ministry at our location and it’s time for a little summer cleaning. Don’t wear your Sunday best! 11am – 12noon.
What is FBC Inside?
FBC Inside is a weekly or bi-weekly video series that I (Stephen) have started to record. The goal of these videos are to give you some inside information (that’s not typically to be covered on a Sunday morning) about what is going on in the life of the church.
Please feel free to use the form below to share information on what you would like to know more about and I will try to address what you guys send over.
Love Stephen & Nicole
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- When they come knocking.
- Saint Patrick wasn’t Irish
- Get ready for MyCircle
- The Celebrity Pastor from a small church perspective
- How far will you go to save your soul?
- One-on-One with Jerry Gillis on The Church of Western New York
- Pictures from January 27, 2019
- Don’t Weaponize Your Wound
- Stop murderer, stop.
- God, bless America?