Final Service at FBC – Thanksgiving for God’s Blessings





All these words are in a logical and theological order

God is the author and the source of grace. Grace is the best thing that ever happened to man. Without grace we are condemned and lost in God’s divine court.

Everybody loves gifts. Gifts are free, like grace. Grace doesn’t cost you anything, but it cost God all He had. God loves to give gifts to His children. The spiritual gifts that He gives are indispensable in God’s economy. The grace of God brings the gifts of God.

Gifts bring joy in the house. Every house where you can find presents, you will find joy too. Christian life is abundant joy.

Joyful people never forget to say, “Thank you.” Gratitude is a sign that you enjoy what you got. More than ever before, gratitude is a missing mark of our generation. We are dissatisfied with what we have.

Gratitude is the sign that you understand grace. Grace cannot leave you in a state of ingratitude. People who do not capture the idea of grace are people dissatisfied with what they have, with their accomplishments. They always want more, no matter if it is money, physical pleasure, success, or influence.

But once you taste grace, you want more of Christ. In grace there is a continual gratitude, a peace that surpasses understanding. Grace gives you rest from all the things that exhaust you and never fulfill you. When you live by grace, gratitude for heaven is there because heaven is real for you; it is not just a wish, as the people in my country of Romania say, “I wish I can get to heaven,” “I wish I was saved, but have I done everything to deserve that?” Christ has done everything. The believer’s attitude cannot be but continuous gratitude.

Ovidiu Patrick

Heart Preparation
Read Philippians 1:3-11. Take some time to consider and thank God for the blessings he has given us the last 5 years through the generosity of FBC and the upcoming blessings through PCBC.

Don’t forget the punch and cookies reception after the service on Sunday morning. Please take some time to thank someone at FBC for graciously allowing us to use their facilities for the past 5 years.

Heart Preparation
Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery by Matt Boswell


Posted on: June 11, 2015 - 10:00PM

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