Saturday, September 01, 2012

Family Matters

Hard Questions, Direct answers....I am so proud to be a part of Faith Baptist Church Lincoln City I would like to invite everyone to attend this series...
A call to attend by Pastor Brian Robbins Faith Baptist Church Lincoln City Oregon. 
Come meet this young man....You will be blessed. I guarantee it!!!!

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” —Genesis 1:27,28

Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. —2 Timothy 4:2-4

We live in confusing times. Fewer and fewer churches are teaching clearly and unashamedly from the Bible, the Word of God. Fewer and fewer Christians are reading the Bible for themselves. Meanwhile, the voices in our culture that promote choices and lifestyles that are contrary to biblical teaching are becoming louder and more convincing. As a result, many Christians are genuinely confused about what to do, what to believe, and what to say when it comes to issues surrounding marriage, family, and sexual morality.

On September 9th, 16th, and 23rd, I will be preaching a series called “Family Matters,” which will explore what Scripture has to say about this difficult and important subject. On the 9th, we’ll begin by looking at passages from Genesis 1 & 2, Matthew 19, and 1 Corinthians 6, to get a basic understanding of what the Bible says about marriage and sexual morality. Among other things, we’ll address the topics of divorce, cohabitation, and extramarital sex. On the 16th, we will address the delicate and confusing topic of homosexuality as we take a close look at Romans chapter 1. Finally, on the 23rd, we’ll take on the painful issue of abortion through a study of Ezekiel chapter 16.

Along with these sermons, we have a unique opportunity to reach into our community with the good news that life, truth, and hope can be found in Jesus Christ. On Friday, September 21st, we’ll be showing the film October Baby at Faith Baptist. This movie was created by the same Christian filmmakers who produced Courageous and Fireproof, and addresses abortion from a personal, biblical, and hopeful perspective. I’m praying that it will open our eyes to ways God wants to use us as His hands, feet and voice in this dark world.

Please be praying with me that even through these deeply challenging topics, the Gospel of Jesus Christ would change lives in Lincoln City. I value your prayers for myself and for Faith Baptist as we enter this important season in the life of our church. God’s Word has power! May He be glorified as we proclaim it.

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