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This Saturday you have the opportunity to share that awesome news with the people of Sanger. We will meet at the church for breakfast at 8, then go out to our community and share hope. We will also be asking for opportunities to serve and bring benefit through practical acts of service. Join us in telling Sanger about a God who not only loves them, but gave His life so we...

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Have you ever imagined living in a society in which you could not access God’s Word? For us, that scenario is impossible to imagine. We can find a copy of the Bible in so many versions and phone apps that not having access to the Scriptures in our language seems impossible. But for individuals in 4,000 language groups in our world, access to the Bible is non-existent. Th...

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This past Sunday evening our committees gathered to meet their new members and start working on the new year. If you aren’t familiar with a church that works through committees, you might wonder how all of this fits together. ...

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FBC Sanger experienced a great weekend of ministry and worship. I want to say a few thank yous in my article this week. Chris and the entire worship team led a great worship service. The band was minus a few members this week. I believe hunting season hit them hard! Who knew guitar players like to hunt? Seriously, I really appreciate how Chris took the band members who we...

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How do we help the down and out in our community? That is a question that troubles me often. Throughout my ministry, God has placed me in positions where I saw and worked with organizations striving to accomplish that objective. Some were more harmful than helpful. ...

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Are you drawing people to Jesus? Or leading them away from Him? That is a question we should ask ourselves often throughout the day. Our actions can help people draw closer in their relationship to God or leave them further from Him. ...

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Sunday morning was a time of joy, hearing the stories from the mission trips in June. I hope you were encouraged and challenged by those who shared. Will you join us next Summer? Or even before then! We take trips to Mexico, Honduras and other places. Start asking God where He would have you go. The answer just might be across the street....

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I was warned about becoming friends with members of the church you serve. Fortunately, I neglected that advice and have made friends within the churches I have pastored. Sometimes it can lead to challenges and heartbreak, but the rewards are absolutely worth the risk....

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As I write this Sunday afternoon, the building is starting to come alive. Workers are arriving for last minute preparations, decorations are finished, and now we simply await the arrival of the kids. VBS is probably the most important week of our church year. During this week, we invest in taking the gospel to the most receptive age group. ...

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Thank you to the Music Search Committee for all the hours put into making this weekend a success. The church responded overwhelmingly to call our new Associate Pastor: Music. In order to allow our new staff member to finish his current assignment well, we will wait until next Sunday to publicize his name on electronic media. I can say that July 8 will be his first Sunday....

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As our community continues to grow, the role of FBC Sanger must grow with it....

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We finished up our study of Experiencing God this week. Personally, I have been challenged in a couple of areas throughout the study. First, I have been more focused on watching to find where God is at work. In some ways I feel like a detective with the job of “catching” God at work. I have learned that God is at work all around me, I was just missing out on seeing Hi...

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The process of making disciples sounds a lot like raising children. A new believer needs simple rules to start their life in Christ. They need to learn the importance of reading their Bible, praying, attending church and fellowshipping with other believers. In the very beginning of their new life in Christ, it is probably enough for them to see those things as rules t...

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Our Experiencing God study will be finishing soon. Have you been encouraged and challenged by this study? God has been impressing on me the need to keep my spiritual eyes open to see where He is working so I can join Him in that work....

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Two very important short term committees are working on the future of FBC Sanger. The Music Minister Search Committee is making progress. I have been part of a couple of their recent meetings. I know many would like this search to find completion quickly. I want to let you know they are working diligently, praying hard and making sure they follow a thorough process. We ne...

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Memorizing Scripture simply takes effort. Everyone can do it if you will put in the effort. Why should we memorize Scripture? Because it hides God’s Word in our heart so that we might not sin against Him....

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The book of James reminds us how powerful our words can be. You can choose to use that power for good or evil. Sometimes we won’t know how impactful, positively or negatively, our words are. Strive to use your words to build up and not tear down....

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Have you signed up for Experiencing God? You have three levels of commitment from which to choose. If you want some good from the study just show up on Sunday mornings at 10:30 and listen to the sermons. If you want a better experience and more growth, show up on Sunday mornings at 9:00. But if you want the best experience and the most growth, sign up for a Growth Group (o...

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What we want to look for is how those who have no church background experience the event. They are the target audience. Christmas draws people to wonder about the reason we celebrate. Let’s make sure our community knows why we celebrate!...

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On Sunday, November 19, at 6 PM, the churches of Sanger will gather for worship at Ridin’ for the Brand Cowboy Church. Come join us for a time of worship and fellowship with our fellow believers. FBC Sanger is a part of the overall community of believers. ...

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Getting people in the building the first time is probably half the challenge for us. Making sure they recognize the value of being part of a church family is the rest of the challenge. Take some time this week to think about why you attend FBC Sanger and how you would describe that reason to someone who doesn’t attend church....

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As we talk about reaching our community I want to encourage each of us to consider what part we can play in reaching the people of Sanger. ...

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Reaching the people of Sanger is the job God has given to FBC Sanger. We are not in competition with other churches in our community that preach the Gospel. We are in competition with the Enemy who wants to keep people blinded to the Gospel of Jesus Christ....

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Let’s join together and invest in the next generation of FBC Sanger. Even though I have been here two years, I often think about how decisions made now will impact the next pastor of this church. I hope that next pastor will not arrive for 20 years but decisions regarding the use of resources now will impact this church 20 years from now. Join me in praying that the ...

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As you consider getting back to routines, how about making sure prayer and study of God’s Word is part of that routine?...

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August looks to be an exciting month here at FBC Sanger. We have our annual Promotion Sunday as children move to new classes. Dennis Swanberg is coming to challenge us through God's Word. The Student Ministry will be experiencing some exciting changes to open new doors for growth. God is working, make sure you don't miss anything. Thank you to the One Worship Band for l...

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If you missed our Senior Recognition Day, make sure to check out the sermon video. Ryan delivered a great challenge calling on us to help our young men and women move from the "Kid's Table" to the "Adult Table." It may seem a silly metaphor but the truth he presented is worth noting. The statistics are staggering concerning the number of high school students who leave the...

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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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