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The CHOSEN — Season 4 Watch & Study

You’ve heard the buzz and may have been intrigued but haven’t taken the plunge – yet!

The greatly acclaimed The CHOSEN is a multi-season series about the life of Christ – and is up for a group watching and study at the Fait home!

Please consider viewing this series and join other LifeBridgers as we grow together in the Gospel. Those who missed Season One may download the Chosen app to watch for free.

LifeBridgers and other friends and family members are invited to view and discuss Season Three of this inspirational series.

“Come and See” the fourth season of this amazing take on greatest story ever told with other friends and family members!

This will be an eight-week study based on the video series “The Chosen” Season 4.

We will view the video and then discuss several Biblical concepts which were highlighted.

Participants are encouraged to bring their Bible but do not need to purchase or bring any other materials.

6:30 – 8:00 PM on the following Thursdays at the Fait Home (205 Brazos Hill Lane).

Aug. 15Ep. 1Promises
Aug. 22Ep. 2Confessions
Aug. 29Ep. 3Moon to Blood
Sept. 5Ep. 4Calm Before
Sept. 12Ep. 5Sitting, Serving, Scheming
Sept. 19Ep. 6Dedication
Sept. 26Ep. 7The Last Sign
Oct. 3Ep. 8Humble

All are welcome! No childcare provided.

Please sign up or get in touch with us (Debbie: 281/732-1209 or Robert: 713/906-3641 robfait51@gmail.com) if you plan to attend so that we can prepare.

We look forward to seeing YOU!

“How to Train Your Emotions” – A BridgeKidz Series

We are starting a new BridgeKidz series with the tagline, “How To Train Your Emotions.”

I will be glad and full of joy because of you. Most High God, I will sing the praises of your name.

Psalm 9:2 (NIrV)

Synopsis

Our emotions can sometimes feel like we’re trying to tame a dragon. But God shows us how we can take control of our anger, fear and sadness, and have joy and peace in the midst of our other emotions.

Objective

Kids will learn that Jesus is the giver of joy.

Dates

This series will cover the month of August, 2024.

Join us!

Holy and Blameless Before Him

Today’s Scriptures from Ephesians 1 is an exercise dilemma. There is so much in the passage it’s difficult to know where to begin. Where to focus.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.

Ephesians 1:3-4

For our time I want to focus on the amazing truth that we were chosen by God before the foundation of the world!

That is mind-boggling!

But note something else in that statement of reality: “that we should be holy and blameless before Him.”

Ok, that part may be a problem.

He “has blessed us…and chose us…that we should be holy and blameless.”

I know my life and decisions. I know my heart and mind. They certainly aren’t blameless.

Neither are yours.

But our text doesn’t lift us up in amazement just to dash us back down to reality.

What He demands, He has also supplied.

As we read on, “In [Jesus] we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses.”

We were not holy and blameless, but that wasn’t going to thwart God’s choice of us before the foundation of the world! Our sin wasn’t going to stop His predestined plan of adoption of us, nor would it stop His requirement of us being holy and blameless before Him for eternity.

The solution?

Jesus!

Through faith in Him, we are forgiven. We are made right with Him. We are purified. We are holy. We are now blameless before Him!

Mind boggling!

Thank You, Lord, for choosing us before the foundation of the world, redeeming us by Your blood, and through faith, making us holy and blameless before You! Grant that we live and share that reality and blessing with others!”

Scriptures

  • Psalm 85:1-13
  • Ephesians 1:3-14

Pregnancy Center Client Backpack Drive

Help some kids get ready for school!

Some clients of the Sealy Pregnancy Resource Center need help with school supplies for some of their kids.

You can help!

There is a display at the back of the sanctuary. There you will find some names of some of these children, along with the school they are attending.

The process is simple:

  1. Pick a Name
  2. Buy a Backpack
  3. Fill with Supplies from School List
  4. Attach Name & Return by July 28

That’s it!

Thank you for being a positive influence and help for those who need it!

The Right Reason to Rejoice

We like big. We like important. We like showy.

Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Luke 10:20

More to the point, we tend to get distracted with those things instead of focusing on what’s really important.

Big conversion stories. Spiritual warfare. Apologists ‘winning’ arguments.

Even better if we are in those situations!

The disciples were sent out and saw some amazing things in the name of Jesus! Big things. Important things. Showy things.

And, like us, they were amazing and rejoiced in these things; mostly because these things seemed to elevate themselves.

But Jesus changes the focus. The reason for them to rejoice is not because they happen to be God’s instruments when He does amazing things, but that God has focused on them to be with Him forever and written their names in heaven!

What is the greater reason to rejoice? Their being saved and that they will be in heaven!

What is bigger than that? What is more important?

Through faith in Jesus, yes there are miracles that will happen. Yes, there will be things that will amaze. But those aren’t the point. Those aren’t the greatest reasons to rejoice. The greatest and right reason is that, through faith in Jesus, our names are written in heaven!

Thank You, Lord, for saving us and writing our names in heaven for eternity! Help us to rejoice in that reality!”

Scriptures

  • Luke 10:1-3
  • Luke 10:16-20

Faith Overflows

Today we hear of two miracles of Jesus. One is a lady who is healed through her faith in Jesus. The other is someone raised from the dead through some faith of her parents (though theirs seems a bit shaky).

Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

Mark 5:36b

Faith is interesting. Putting trust in another and setting aside our own reason, experience, or feelings on the matter is not an easy or natural thing to do. But it is what we are asked to do, nonetheless. And when God is the object of our faith, it’s not as if we have nothing to go by. God’s track record on being faithful is perfect! Not only that, but faith tends to overflow to others! Faith infects! It points people to the One who accomplishes miracles; the biggest being the forgiveness of our sins and resurrection to eternal life! If He has accomplished those, what makes us thing that He won’t take care of our other issues?

“Thank You, Lord, for being faithful in all things. Send us Your Spirit and move us to be faithful as well.”

Scriptures

  • Mark 5:21-43

It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know

We all know the saying, “it’s not what you know but who you know.”

[Jesus] said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”

Mark 4:40

It’s a phrase telling us that knowing influential people is more important than knowledge, or qualifications, or abilities. It’s based on the assumption of a system skewed toward those with power or money or authority as being above laws and rules and fairness.

It’s cynical and nearly always penalizes the weak, the poor, and those without the right “connections.” It should be anathematized in any society that believes in the concept of fairness and “blind justice.”

Yet, we see this playing out in the open in today’s Scripture.

Jesus and the disciples are caught in a storm on a boat that is so bad, they feared for their lives. Jesus calms the storm with two simple words!

All the knowledge these seasoned fishermen had about the weather, the sea, and the wind was worthless. Having Jesus with them was salvation!

Yet it goes deeper than that!

Jesus chastised them for having little faith in this situation. The question has to arise, “if Jesus had not been there, would the storm have taken the rest of them and, if so, would it have been because of their lack of Jesus or their lack of faith in God?”

That’s a tough question – and not the point!

The issue is: faith in Jesus saves, and that faith should permeate everything we do and all that happens to us every day!

We know Jesus! We have faith and trust in Him! No matter what happens, we are saved!

It doesn’t matter what (or who) else we know, because we know – and have faith in – Jesus!

That’s all that matters!

Thank You, Lord Jesus! Strengthen our lacking faith!

Scriptures

  • Mark 4:35-41
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