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You Are Worth More Than My Rights

You Are Worth More Than My Rights

To say that this year has been a challenge for humans would be an understatement. We’ve been united globally in collective grief, yet ripped apart by our opinions on how to deal with our tragedies and said grief. We’ve experienced, and with the numbers rising, are still experiencing a pandemic together, yet we’ve been separate in our actions. This incident has uncovered a lack of patience and mistrust of authority and each other. The fragility of mental health in our nation has been exposed as suicide hotlines were overwhelmed during the height of social isolation. With our actions, we state who we determine most important. Either way, it seems, someone will be damaged or will die.
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Acts 14: the strengthening of souls

Acts 14: the strengthening of souls

How often do you think about the necessity of strengthening your soul?

 

How often do you think about the fact that others need encouragement, redirection, prayers?

 

How often do you think of trials and disappointments as training that is necessary to grow in your endurance in the faith?

 

This week we jump into Acts 14 to address some of these questions as well as wrapping up this first missionary journey of Paul and Barnabas (seems like they have been on this mission forever doesn’t it?)

Take a second to Read Acts 14 in full before moving on to looking at some key points and questions to walk through the scripture.

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Isolation Eats – Whipped Coffee

Isolation Eats – Whipped Coffee

During this time of being sometimes stuck inside, most of us are having to learn how to operate out of our homes a little more than usual. This means that we’re spending more time in the kitchen, but not getting to share the fruits of our labor with our friends. For this web series that we’re calling Isolation Eats, I hope that we can spend a little time together in the kitchen, draw some inspiration for new dishes, and share some recipes. We’re starting with something simple for this episode and will get more substantial in the future. Let us know if there’s anything that you want to see in the comments below!

 

Isolation Eats – Episode 1: Whipped Coffee from FBC Social Media on Vimeo.
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A c t s 1 3: Must be Proclamation + Holy Spirit

A c t s 1 3: Must be Proclamation + Holy Spirit

This week we are seeking to dive into Acts 13 as we follow Barnabas and Saul further on their journey proclaiming the Gospel.

Sunday morning we took some time to look at some key phrases in the scripture as this is another way to go about studying scripture. Rob took us through a few specific phrases which we will talk about in a bit, but it’s helpful to continue the study yourself looking into other key words and things that stood out to you in the passage.

 

Go on right now and read Acts 13 in its entirety, and jot down to yourself some key phrases, words and ideas that the scripture is talking about.


Some phrases you may have written down during your time in the word:

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MONDAY

MONDAY

“Now my soul is deeply troubled. Should I pray, ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But this is the very reason I came! Father, bring glory to your name.” Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, “I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again.” When the crowd heard the voice, some thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had spoken to him. Then Jesus told them, “The voice was for your benefit, not mine. The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out. And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.” John 12:27-32 (NLT)

Dear Lord Jesus, as the events of “Easter Week” began to unfold, the exuberant “Hosannas” gave way to the great disturbance in your soul—no hesitation, but profound consternation. No surprises awaited you, just an overwhelming assignment—one that you helped plan before the world began (Eph. 1:3-14). Within days, you would take the judgment we deserve to give us the grace we can never earn. Your “bruised heel” (Gen. 3:15) would crush the head of the “ruler of this world” and cast him down in defeat (Jn. 12:30).

You gladly paid the price for the salvation of God’s immense covenant family—children of grace, redeemed from every nation, tribe, people, and language; daughters and sons of mercy, as numerous as the stars in the sky, the sand of the beaches, and the dust of the earth (Gen. 12-17). Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

It was for this purpose you came from eternity into time and space. For this very reason you emptied yourself of your glory by taking the form of a servant-man—the Lord’s Servant. To this end you became obedient—even to death on the cross (Phil. 2:5-11). Understandably so, Lord Jesus, your heart was overwhelmed on that Monday.

As the events of our week now unfold, grant us grace to slow our pace and quiet our hearts, that we might survey the wonders of your sacrifice and the riches of your love for us. May our boasting in your cross grow exponentially, demonstratively, and joyfully. So very Amen we pray, in your holy and grace-full name.