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Sunday School

9:45 AM

 

Worship

11:00 AM

 

Bible Study/

FBC Kids Klub

6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY


Youth

6:00 PM

Bible Study

Children In Action

6:30 PM

 

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Psalm 63:2-4 "I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands."
Psalm 63:2-4 "I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands."
Psalm 63:2-4 "I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands."

Talk to God: Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, that I may see and worship You!
Read the Bible :
Psalm 63:2-4 "I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands."
Think About It:
Imagine what it would be like to see to see Jesus in all His glory as we worship at church -
breathtaking! What if you could see His power released as we pray - awesome!
Some of you don't need to imagine that, because you have seen God's power and glory, just
like David did. (David wrote Psalm 63). When you were born again by believing in Jesus, God
gave you His Holy Spirit. Your spiritual eyes were opened. Now, as you worship God in song,
or by listening to His Word, you have a great joy in your heart that is difficult to put into words.
You have felt God's great love, and have found that it's better than anything in life.
But maybe you haven't seen God that way yet, and you're not so sure. Is God's love really
better than all the things of life: the thrill of riding a fast bike, the delicious taste of good food, an
exciting new tech gadget, or the perfect house?
When I was 6 years old, my 10-year-old brother tried to convince me that his shiny quarter was
better than my wrinkled dollar bill. Luckily, my mom intervened just before I swapped my dollar
for something worth much less. It's like that with God - He is worth much more than even a
billion dollars. Knowing Him is so much better than even the best things you can imagine in life.
David's response was to praise God with his lips & hands. That's true, joyful worship! And it all
starts with seeing God as He truly is.
Do Something About It:
• Before going to church this Sunday, spend some time alone with God. Ask Him to open your
eyes to see Him.
• Do you know some special Scriptures or songs that help you to focus on God? Share one on
facebook to encourage someone today.
Psalm 16: 7-11
Psalm 63:2-4 "I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands."
"I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.  I keep my eyes always on the LORD.  With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  Therefore, my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices."
Talk to God: Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, that I may see and worship You!
Read the Bible :
Psalm 63:2-4 "I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands."
Think About It:
Imagine what it would be like to see to see Jesus in all His glory as we worship at church -
breathtaking! What if you could see His power released as we pray - awesome!
Some of you don't need to imagine that, because you have seen God's power and glory, just
like David did. (David wrote Psalm 63). When you were born again by believing in Jesus, God
gave you His Holy Spirit. Your spiritual eyes were opened. Now, as you worship God in song,
or by listening to His Word, you have a great joy in your heart that is difficult to put into words.
You have felt God's great love, and have found that it's better than anything in life.
But maybe you haven't seen God that way yet, and you're not so sure. Is God's love really
better than all the things of life: the thrill of riding a fast bike, the delicious taste of good food, an
exciting new tech gadget, or the perfect house?
When I was 6 years old, my 10-year-old brother tried to convince me that his shiny quarter was
better than my wrinkled dollar bill. Luckily, my mom intervened just before I swapped my dollar
for something worth much less. It's like that with God - He is worth much more than even a
billion dollars. Knowing Him is so much better than even the best things you can imagine in life.
David's response was to praise God with his lips & hands. That's true, joyful worship! And it all
starts with seeing God as He truly is.
Do Something About It:
• Before going to church this Sunday, spend some time alone with God. Ask Him to open your
eyes to see Him.
• Do you know some special Scriptures or songs that help you to focus on God? Share one on
facebook to encourage someone today.

Psalm 63:2-4 "I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands."
You've heard people say, "that really shook me up".  What do they mean?  Usually that something bad happened they were not expecting.  It could be a scary or upsetting situation.  Maybe it was an angry argument, or a sudden illness or accident.  Situations like this can throw us off balance and cause us to lose heart, to lose sleep, to give up, or even to turn our back on God.  What can you do when you face a situation like this?

If you've ever done yoga or a difficult balancing exercise, you've learned that focusing your eyes on one spot is the key to keeping your balance.  If your eyes are drifting all over the place, you may start to wobble and soon fall over (try it!)

This is how David kept from being shaken when tough times hit:  he focused his eyes on the LORD.  But Psalm 16 is also about the Messiah, Jesus (read vs. 10 and following to see this clearly).  Jesus, who suffered more that I can ever imagine, kept His eyes on God through the darkest night ever.  And that is how you & I can stand strong too.  Hebrews 12:2 says to "fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.  For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

As you fill your thoughts with God, you will find that even in the night (both literally and figurative), God will counsel you.  As you meditate on His Word, He will give you wisdom, peace, patience, comfort, strength ... whatever you need.  And, like David & Jesus, you will not only be able to stand strong in the LORD, but will be able to rejoice & praise Him even in the darkest night.

Dear Jesus, thank you for the great suffering You endured for me.  Help me to keep my eyes on You always, and not be shaken when tough times come.

For Further Study:
~ What are some of the difficult times David went through?
~ What are some of the difficult times Jesus went through?
~ What are some ways that you can keep your eyes on the LORD in difficult times?
~ In Acts 2:25-33, Peter quotes this Psalm in the middle of a powerful sermon about Jesus.  Check it out!



Sunday School- 9:45am
Worship- 11:00am

Sunday night:6:00pm
 The Connection Service
Kids Club

Wednesday night:6:30pm
Prayer meeting & Bible study
Youth Discipleship
Children In Action