Authentic – In Case of Emergency, Part II

Last week we talked about what to do in case of fire, tornado or intruder…pretty mundane house keeping stuff until you’re in a house that’s on fire with a tornado outside the window and an intruder trying to steal your “Best of Neil Diamond” record collection.

Truth is we don’t like to think about emergency situations. We don’t mind seeing it on the news happening to someone else and we’ll pay big dollars to watch a movie where our hero fearlessly engages terrorists intent on melting Wisconsin’s entire crop of cheddar cheese. Yup… we like it in fiction, we’re fascinated by it when it happens to someone else, but ‘that will never happen to me.’

The Bible teaches us to be prepared. And everything we mentioned last week that would help us as the lead worshippers of FBCO to be prepared for when then worst happens applies not only to emergency situations – but also to temptation and every day life. Here are some examples from Scripture:

BE Prepared:

Proverbs 4:26, “Ponder the paths of your feet and let all your ways be established.”

Daniel 1:8, “But Daniel decided beforehand that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies.”

Don’t Panic

Proverbs 3:25 – 26, “Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the LORD will be your confidence and keep your foot from being caught.”

Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.”

Listen Well

John 10:27, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”

Proverbs 4:10, “Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, and the years of your life will be many.”

Follow Instructions & Stick Together

John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9, “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

So tomorrow morning – be prepared for your day – consider and pray through these Scriptures and see what happens the next time you face temptation, trouble or terrorist…in doing so, you may just be the next great Biblical hero!

Love y’all, God Bless,

Chad

 

Notes to Notice

KID’S MUSIC CAMP

Takes place all next week! Kids will learn to worship God through music and have a great time doing it! If you would like to volunteer to help with Kid’s Music Camp contact Dave Purnell, purnelltul@cox.net or 407.3921.

TONIGHT’S SCHEDULE

6:00pm Instrumental Ensemble in the Worship Center

6:30 Choir in Room 800

7:30 ALL CAM in the Worship Center

8:00 Praise Band & Praise Team in the Worship Center

AUGUST 15TH – OPENING DAY

It’s time again – that’s right, it’s time again for the 3rd ever, 88th annual OPENING DAY! What is Opening Day? It’s that time at the beginning of the semester we gather everyone in CAM in order to discover what’s up in the year to come. We celebrate past victories, introduce new leaders. We preview what lies ahead and spend time in consecration for all God wants to do in us and through us in the coming season.

This year’s Opening Day will be different than all that came before. We won’t simply participate. We will lead. We will invite all the Ministry Teams of FBCO to join us as together we lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. It’s a time you won’t want to miss! Be watching here for more details!

What: Opening Day
Who: ALL OF CAM & every other Ministry Team
When: Wednesday, August 15th – 6:30 – 8:00pm in the Worship Center
Dinner Before: FISH FRY – hosted by the Men’s Ministry Team
Dessert After: hosted by the Family Ministry Team

STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE – Personal Growth

II Timothy 2:15 says, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”

We believe every CAM member should be committed to a lifestyle of consistent spiritual growth with honest accountability. A genuine love for God is always our first priority. Every Believer should yearn for consistent spiritual growth. Therefore, discipleship through personal devotions, small groups, accountability, and open honesty is critical to maturing in our faith and leading others.

 

Order of Service

Sunday AM – 07-22-07

Tom Eliff

VIDEO | First in Action

PRE-SERVICE

IE | Countdown

CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC

Prepare Our Hearts – C, LOJ – 3

PRAYER

Chad Balthrop

CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC

No Other Gods – G > A, LOJ – 41

At Calvary – C, BH – 138

WELCOME

Mike Napier, Chuck Self, or Chad Balthrop

WELCOME MUSIC

Blessed Be the Name – Ab, BH – 206

Blessed Be the Name [redmen] – A, CHART

CHOIR SPECIAL

Keep Me True – Eb > G, GIW – 173

CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC

In Christ Alone with the Solid Rock – Eb > E, CHART

MESSAGE

Tom Eliff

INVITATION

I Will Say Yes – G, CHART

OFFERING | Faith Testimony | First in Action

Presentation of New Members

Close

Sweeter – E, CHART

VIDEO | First in Action

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