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The FBC Bellpost

An Encouraging Word...

Though skeptical of his teenage son's newfound determination to build bulging muscles, dad followed his teenage son into the Sport's Authority, where they admired a set of weights.

"Please, Dad," pleaded the teen, "I promise I'll use 'em every day."

"I don't know, Michael. It's really a commitment on your part," the father said.

"Please, Dad?"

"They're not cheap either," the father said.

I'll use 'em, Dad, I promise. You'll see."

Finally won over, the father paid for the equipment and headed for the door. After a few steps, he heard his son behind him say, "What! You mean I have to carry them to the car?"

Isn’t that the way we often are with God?  We assure Him that we want to grow.  We pray and ask Him to change us and to mature us, but we balk when we discover that growth necessitates some holy sweat on our part.

For most living things, summer is a season for growth.  But for us humans, growth doesn’t happen automatically.  It requires effort.  God will give us the power if we will make the commitment. 

Summer has now officially arrived.  What steps are you going to take to make this a productive growing season in your life?

Pastor Torrey



Upcoming Dates at FBC - Summer Preview:
June 26th - FBC Work Day
July 4th-9th - Youth Mission Trip
July 26th - Seniors Luncheon
July TBD - Outdoor Baptism
August 9th-13th - VBS
August 21st - Summer Olympics
September 16th - Africa Team Leaves
September 19th - Sunday School and Small Groups Start
September 28th - Africa Team Returns

 

This Sunday at FBC:
"How to Avoid Sexual Disaster" Proverbs 7

Miss the sermon last week?
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Junior Church Lessons:
Pre-K - God is always with us (Exodus 2:10)
1st-3rd - Nothing is too difficult for God (Exodus 13:17-14:31)
4th-7th - Is it OK if my friends' parents say it's OK?



This week's birthdays...
Carl Robinson - 6/23
Casey Battilana - 6/27
Greg Dedyo - 6/27
Paige Kaess - 6/27
Ellen Franzoso - 6/28

And an apology to Susan Grant and Fred Opie, both 6/21, who were missed on last week's Bellpost.  Happy Birthday!



 
 







 







 
 
 
 
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