Fairview Baptist Church
Monday, January 22, 2018
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Weekly Message

Fairview Baptist Church
On Sunday, Brother david conrades continued his series on the church covenant.  he looked at the part of the covenant which says:
     we further engage to be slow to take offense, but always ready
     for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our savior to 
     secure it without delay
brother david elaborated on this by reading a portion of jesus'
"Sermon on the mount," as recorded in matthew 5:38-42.  focusing on the famous "turn the other cheek" statement in verse 39, he said that, as Christians, our motto or mantra must be that we are:
                                                  slow to get angry
                                                  quick to make peace
obviously, we must be quick to make peace when we harm someone else.  but we must also strive to make peace when someone does harm to us. It is often difficult, but jesus has commanded us to do exactly that.  and it is exactly what Jesus did for all of us.  when we had hurt him, disappointed him, broken his heart, and destroyed our relationship with him, he went to the cross and died for us.  he died to restore the relationship we had ruined.  as Christians, we must reach out to those who have harmed us and attempt to make peace with them, just as our lord and savior has done for us.  
morning worship service attendance:  83
there were no evening services, due to the holiday
happy new year!!!