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At the same time, we have the opportunity to give to set up a local missions fund our ministries can use to conduct local mission projects. Let’s put our focus on God and the task of engaging the people of Sanger with the Gospel!...

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Real community takes work. If you want a sneak peek at this Sunday’s sermon, read that first sentence again. ...

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Remember to pray for the students and adults on the Mission Trip this week. I am excited to serve alongside our young men and women as we grow closer to Jesus. What will God do through and in them? I can't wait to see. We will miss Andy as he leaves to take a position with the Burleson Chamber of Commerce. The Personnel Committee is working to find an interim Music Mini...

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This Sunday was a mixture of rejoicing and sadness. We rejoiced at the baptism of Meagan Claiser. We rejoiced at the number of campers at the RA/GA Camp. We rejoiced with the Student Ministry as they prepare for their mission trip. We rejoiced with the Fathers who lead our families toward Jesus. But we experienced sadness, mixed with joy, at Andy's announcement. As a chur...

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Churches constantly face a difficult question of what activities, among a huge potential of opportunities, does it take on as ministries. The pastoral staff and leadership here at FBC Sanger receive an almost constant flow of requests for the church to participate. For us to know what to take on requires some kind of strategy grid. We could very easily push the church int...

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VBS is almost here. I am looking forward to hearing reports. While we are having VBS here, a team from our church will be in Honduras on a mission trip. We are planning to join the VBS class mission times from Honduras through the use of technology. Our kids will get to hear first hand reports of what God is doing in another country from myself and the rest of the team th...

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Thank you for the tremendous support of One Mission Ministries. It was a privilege spending time with Pastor Abraham and hearing his heart for reaching the people of Matamoros. I look forward to getting to see his work first hand in the future. While Pastor Abraham preached, I spent the hour serving as a VIP. Utilizing the resources already prepared for us, Jalie Gillum, ...

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Last week I introduced you to the idea of a Vision Team for FBC Sanger. I want to remind you that this will be a lengthy process, one which is just beginning. You will receive a request, in your Connection Bible Study group, to nominate a member to serve on this team. The Committee on Committees will speak to your class and distribute more information about the Vision Tea...

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his weekend, we have the privilege of learning more about One Mission Ministries. Pastor Abraham Barberi will bring our message on Sunday morning. I am excited to hear his message, and ways we can continue to support this great mission endeavor....

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An attitude of gratitude can be a powerful force for evangelism. Learn to show your gratitude to God in every facet of life....

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Over the next few weeks we will examine this idea of characteristics of Kingdom Team members. Come learn with us what makes a quality Kingdom Team member....

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Make that extra effort to invite your friends, family and neighbors this week. We will talk about how Peter went from failure to leader of God’s work, through the work of Jesus, in His life. Join us Sunday and bring your friends with you!...

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When you get busy, take a moment to remind yourself of WHY we serve others. Turn the items on your list into an opportunity to serve Jesus and His People!...

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Who have you invited to join us for worship on Easter Sunday? Special invitation cards will be in the bulletin this Sunday. A larger version of this invitation card will be mailed to our community. ...

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We must hold every memory and tradition in open hands, ready to release them on the mission of making disciples and bringing the lost to Jesus. What memories or traditions are holding you back from making disciples of the lost around you?...

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Yet again, I am blown away by the ability and generosity of our church...

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This Sunday I will talk about Jesus' love for His mother shown on the cross. In an interesting twist, Jesus places His mother in the care of one of His disciples, not in the care of His brother. We must remember that, at the time, Jesus' brothers were not among His followers. By His actions, Jesus placed the Family of God in importance over the biological family. For those...

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Make a list of who to invite for Resurrection Sunday. We are planning for a great day of worship that day. Remember, this is one of the easiest days to invite those who do not attend church. As Easter approaches, people think about what this holiday really means. Use that as an opportunity to invite your unchurched friends....

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If hanging out with junior and high school students scares you, maybe working with the younger crew is more up your alley. Men, we especially need you. There are places to serve and learn about missions while practicing missions!...

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God is at work, let’s make sure we join Him in working. Join us on Wednesday evenings as we serve the Mission Field of Sanger. ...

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It started Monday evening when a group of over 20 men from FBC Sanger gathered with 400 men at FBC Decatur to hear from God. God used that gathering to pull one of our men to Himself. From there, the youth took over for the weekend with D-Now. God spoke powerfully to our students through many adults who volunteered their time, talents and treasure to invest in eternity thi...

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When you and I live with a true focus on preparing not just ourselves, but our friends and family also, for Heaven we will see our world differently....

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This Sunday, we will hear from Mike Lawson, Mike grew up in our church before going into mission work. Mike has served in Haiti, a country close to the heart of my family. Mike will challenge us to give more of ourselves to mission causes around the world....

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What does “living with a treasure mentality” mean to you?...

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Baptisms on Sunday! Those words get me excited. Two fathers will have the privilege of baptizing their children and I am honored to perform this ordinance for another new member. With our two Worship Services and Connect Bible Study schedule we are trying something new in regards to baptism. We will invite everyone to the Worship Center at 10:05. If you attend the 9:00 am ...

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This Sunday will be a busy day for us at FBC Sanger. We start with our normal worship and Connect groups, followed by lunch together. At the lunch, we will hold our Quarterly Celebrating God's Work meeting. You will hear reports from the various ministries and committees of the church. This will be a special time of giving thanks for all that God has done in and through FB...

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What a great night. Our Fall Festival was amazing. Thank you to John Guerra, our Recreation Committee and all who volunteered making this such a great event. I am not sure about the final numbers, but just from observation, we packed the house this past Sunday evening. Most attending came from the community. I, and many others, had the opportunity to greet our guests and s...

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When the election is over, we need to begin praying for every candidate elected to office no matter how we might feel about that candidate. Pray for their safety and for God to bless their tenure in office. Pray for peace in our nation. Disagree all you want with election results, but do so with civility and gentleness. Let us, as followers of Jesus, stand with integrity a...

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True happiness must be found in following Jesus....

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We will experience the joy of seeing our Savior face to face and worship Him in full sight. Think about the great Homecoming this week as we celebrate Sanger's Homecoming....

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Coming to Sanger one year ago, I hoped to develop good positive relationships with the Pastoral Staff. That hope has been surpassed in ways I could only dream. These men are more than co-workers, they are friends and fellow servants of Jesus. Your staff has one goal and works in one direction. Let's make sure these men feel our love and appreciation for all they do....

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While the sermon series on forgiveness is finished, for many of you the real work has only begun. Forgiving takes work and time. Make sure to give both to the challenge. God will bring a season of refreshing as you work through the steps to forgive. If you want to talk, give me a call and we will make an appointment to work through the challenge of forgiving. October brin...

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Work this week to prepare your heart for this special time of worship and communion with God and His people. If you are struggling with forgiving someone, put extra effort into that endeavor this week. ...

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Come ready to learn and start practicing forgiveness. It might not be easy but the effort will bring rewards....

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Our sacrifices over the last few weeks opened new space for those wanting to discover what God is saying to them......

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Please know you are always welcome to attend either worship service. I would encourage you to make one service your home and use the other service when you have invited someone to church and you think they would appreciate the other worship experience more than the one you chose. ...

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But the most important fact from yesterday is that God was glorified. There are not many churches that could undergo a major change as we did with such minor issues. You, the members of FBC Sanger, are the reason. Thank you. ...

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Follow along with me to learn how to Experience Life Change by forgiving and being forgiven....

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Forgiving someone who has wronged us brings challenges and even hurt to our lives. But to Experience Life Change as God wants, we need to learn to forgive....

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Pray for our students as they get back into normal routines. Also remember to pray for the teachers and administration who have such an important task of training young men and women....

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The Deacon Selection Team has started their work. We collected numerous well written nominations for the Selection Team to begin their work. This process will take time to work correctly. Please be patient as the team looks over the nominations, prays for God's guidance and begins interviewing those nominated. Watching young and old work together Sunday night at our Leg...

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Update on Deacon Selection Team...

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Make sure to join us for Summer Sunday Nights....

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I am asking for everyone to be willing to make a sacrifice for the future growth of FBC...

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