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Sunday Service

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Order of Worship


Song of Celebration

  • No choir or music today.


Welcome and Announcements



  • New Church Business Hours
  • Church Office
  • Monday through Thursday - 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Mission Forest Park
  • Monday through Thursday - 10:30am to 12:00pm
  • We need volunteers to help us bag groceries Tuesday, January 19th at 11:00am.



  • Please visit our “Things to Know” page
  • Sign up to help with Mission Forest Park each morning in the office.
  • See our church calendar.
  • Stay up to date with everything going on at FBC Forest Park.


  • Online Giving
  • You can setup and access your online giving account by clicking on the Online Giving card below.
  • There are no fees for you or the church if you use a bank transfer.
  • There is 1.9% processing fee for debit and credit cards.


  • You can also mail your tithes and offerings to:

FBC Forest Park

634 Main Street

Forest Park, Ga 30297


Family Praise

  • No choir or music today


Family Prayer

  • The prayer list is sent out via church-wide text message every Friday.


Message

  • See notes below...


Closing Song

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Let us know how God is working in your life.

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Sermon Notes

The King's Way


John 14:6

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.


John 10:1-10 - I am the gate

1“I tell you the truth, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a thief and a robber!  2But the one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.  3The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.  4After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice. 5They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.”

6Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t understand what he meant, 7so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.  8All who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them.9Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures.10The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.



Philippians 2:6-8 - Christianity is fundamentally different from every other religion

Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.

7Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.

When he appeared in human form, 8he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.



John 10:11-18 - I am the good shepherd

11“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.  12A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock.  13The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep.

14“I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,  15just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.  16I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.

17“The Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back again.  18No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.”


Why did the shepherd have to die?

  • 4 broken relationships
  • Our relationship with God.
  • The primary consequence of sin.
  • Our relationship with ourselves.
  • Our relationship with each other.
  • Our relationship with creation.

Jesus died to repair the brokenness between us and God. This paved the way to repair all brokenness.



Philippians 2:9-11

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor

and gave him the name above all other names,

10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.


Make no mistake; though He came as a humble servant, He is still a king.


Matthew 6:19-21; 24

19“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.  20Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.  21Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

24“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. 

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Weekly Budget Update

Last week's giving:

  • $5,048.00


Amount needed each week to make full budget of $580,000 by year end:

  • $11,156.00


Amount needed each week to fulfill the congregation's commitment of $475,000 by year end.

  • $9,135.00


Total giving received YTD:

  • $17,960.00


Total funds needed YTD:

  • $22,312.00


Percentage of giving received vs. funds needed YTD:

  • 80%



Our Faith Offering is designated giving specifically for missions over and above our normal tithes.


Last week's Faith Offering:

  • $120.00


Total Faith Offering YTD:

  • $680.00

Monthly Budget Report

This report shows our actual funds received through tithes and offerings compared to our actual expenses for the year. We will update this report each month.



June

  • Total funds received YTD:
  • $247,602.90
  • Total expenses YTD:
  • $232,079.80
  • By June, our total expenses for the year were less than our total funds received for the year, giving us a balance of:
  • $15,523.10
  • This balance reflects the amount left over after all General Budget spending for January through June.


July

  • Total funds received YTD:
  • $270,097.56
  • Total expenses YTD:
  • $274,133.88
  • By July, our total expenses for the year exceeded our total funds received for the year, leaving us with a deficit of:
  • -$4,036.32
  • This deficit reflects the amount we have over spent after all General Budget spending for January through July.


August

  • Total funds received YTD:
  • $306,160.53
  • Total expenses YTD:
  • $313,508.57
  • By August, our total expenses for the year exceeded our total funds received for the year, leaving us with a deficit of:
  • -$7,348.04
  • This deficit reflects the amount we have over spent after all General Budget spending for January through August.


September

  • Total funds received YTD:
  • $326,218.67
  • Total expenses YTD:
  • $348,266.08
  • By September, our total expenses for the year exceeded our total funds received for the year, leaving us with a deficit of:
  • -$22,047.31
  • This deficit reflects the amount we have over spent after all General Budget spending for January through September.


October

  • Total funds received YTD:
  • $379,184.69
  • Total expenses YTD:
  • $381,533.13
  • By October, our total expenses for the year exceeded our total funds received for the year, leaving us with a deficit of:
  • -$2,348.44
  • This deficit reflects the amount we have over spent after all General Budget spending for January through October.

How did we make up so much ground in October?

We had an error in the initial setup of our online giving account.

We had not been receiving any online giving donated by bank transfer.

Our online giving company discovered this error in an internal audit.

We received a deposit or over $28,000 correcting the error.

This is great news!


November

  • Total funds received YTD:
  • $419,989.74
  • Total expenses YTD:
  • $420,928.25
  • By November, our total expenses for the year exceeded our total funds received for the year, leaving us with a deficit of:
  • -$938.51
  • This deficit reflects the amount we have over spent after all General Budget spending for January through November.




As of the end of November 2020, our deficit for the year is:

-$938.51