Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

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Abingdon 360

First Christian Church, Abingdon, VA
July 21, 2018

We know that most of today's society have or have...

We know that most of today's society have or have had a lack of contentment. It seems that mankind starves to have more , more, and more even after the fact that God says enough is enough. When you are content you are satisfied. Come join us tomorrow in worship as Tom continues his sermon series on the “FOUR C’S OF CHRISTIANITY. His focus will be on "CONTENTMENT" and will be taken from 1 TIMOTHY 6:6-11.
"But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness."
The love of money is the root of all evil, causing some to depart from the faith, piercing themselves through with many sorrows. The desire for money will deceive and ultimately destroy you. Paul outlines a three step process: (1) The desire for money; (2) The deception of money; (3) The destruction caused by money. The desire draws you in; the deception gets you comfortable and oblivious to the danger; the destruction polishes you off.
In our lives we are to find our riches in a life with God. We are to be transformed more and more into the image of Christ. It is a daily event. It takes a great deal of discipline. Our wealth will ultimately come out of our relationship with God. When we have that intimacy, then we would not trade that for all the money in the world, because intimacy and communion with God is priceless. That is why the greatest comment that can be made to us is the one Jesus will tell us when we join Him in heaven, "Well done good and faithful servant."
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About First Christian Church, Abingdon, VA:

First Christian Church is located at 185 Old Jonesboro Road in Abingdon and welcomes those who are looking for spiritual guidance; you will find many good programs for you and your family. The church strives to encourage those who are hurting and lonely and our prayer is that the FCC Family will be a blessing to all those in need. They have a variety of programs for all ages on Sunday mornings, including Bible School, Sunday Morning Worship Service, Junior Church, and Preschool Services. On Sunday evenings, ‘The Threshold’ for middle & high school youth, and ‘The Door’ youth worship service is a time of Bible study, worship and fellowship for our teens. On Wednesday evenings we have an Adult Worship Service and ‘Fuel’ Service Projects for our youth along with Preschool and Elementary activities. FCC also has a group of senior adults, ‘The Golden Agers’, who meet once a month for fellowship and activities. Their Singles group, for all ages, is an outreach to our community for those who are dealing with separation or divorce or death of a spouse. It’s Christian Women’s Fellowship is for all the ladies in our church family and does many good deeds for all those in our church who need support in a variety of ways. A loving nursery is always provided for those families with young children from birth through 2 years of age. FCC Leadership: Elders: Bart DiPietro, David Large, Ken Pope & Ron Profitt Deacons: Carl Kling, Chad Taylor, Chad Bailey, Kenny Pope, Ronnie Rose Senior Minister: Tom Crise Associate Minister: Matt Fisher Office Administrator: Connie Jones Building Maintenance: Millie Spence Choir Director: Eva Kling Day Care Director: Amy Brunty Stewardship Secretary: Ron Domst Director of Internet Outreach: Sandy RatliffFirst Christian Church is committed to loving and glorifying God by bringing all people to Christ, making disciples and meeting needs while being faithful to the Word of God.

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