- ReadFBC WeeklyAugust 7, 2020
O Lord, open thou my lips;
And my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it:
Thou delightest not in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
In the context of Psalm 51, David's "lips" would be opened once forgiven of his sin (v.14). That we have been forgiven (Acts 2:38), and that God is faithful and just to forgive us every time we confess our sins (1 John 1:9), we gather to praise Him this Sunday. This is certainly the foundation of all our praise and worship of our Lord; however, our praise is not limited to celebrating His forgiveness. We have a multitude of reasons for which to praise our Lord. As we prepare to gather together this Sunday, let's consider specific reasons for which we can praise Him this week.
Think through these days since our last gathering:
What has our Lord done for you?
How has He ministered to you in your sorrow, or anxiety, or confusion?
Where has He led you to serve, or to sit and be still?
With what grace did He equip you and strengthen you to work, or to parent, or to be a faithful spouse?
With what words has He filled you to challenge you, or to comfort you, or to correct you?
David knew what would open his lips to praise the Lord. Why are you going to praise Him in the congregation this Sunday?
NOTE: With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, we encourage everyone to wear a mask. We have masks available and accessible at the church building.
- ReadPrayerAugust 6, 2020
They determined that Mrs Annette Dollens will need to begin taking heart medication for a couple of issues with her heart. She will be discharged later today. We thank you for your prayers. Let's keep her in our prayers that the medications will work as prescribed and for her to rest a recover fully.
- ReadPrayerAugust 5, 2020
Mrs Janet Cooper’s daughter Sharon passed away this morning. As we pray for Mrs Janet and her family, pray for the Lord to minister in a special way. The death of a child is always more poignant to parents. Moreover, Mrs Janet was not able to be by her side in her final days, which is incredibly painful. Let’s keep Mrs Janet and her family in special prayer, and let’s make sure to encourage and comfort our dear friend during this time.
- ReadWednesday News & NotesAugust 4, 2020
Wednesday House Church
We resume tomorrow night at 7pm. We hope that you will be able to join us for the livestream. If you are not able to join us during the livestream, we hope that you will be able to watch at convenient time. Our prayer as we walk through Proverbs is for us to be equipped with greater wisdom and understanding, so that we will be wise disciples who make wise disciples of Christ.
- ReadPrayerAugust 2, 2020
Mrs Janet Cooper’s daughter Sharon has been placed under hospice care. She will have a nurse with her 24hrs a day, but due to COVID diagnosis, her family will not be able to be by her side. They will be able to communicate via phone, and do take comfort that she will be under 24hr supervision of a nurse, but this is a terrible grief. Mrs Janet and her family sincerely need our prayers. With the passing of Bro Larry at the beginning of this year and now Sharon facing the inevitable, let’s keep them lifted in prayer. Moreover, please do what you can to let Mrs Janet know that though we are distant, she is not alone.