FBG Church
FBG Church (First Baptist Church of Georgetown) is located in Georgetown, Texas.
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  • FBG Church
    1333 W University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78628, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM

Blessed | The Pure In Heart - Kert Prater

The Beatitudes Series Theme - The way to gladness of heart and soul. Everybody wants to be happy and Jesus proclaims the way to happiness in the beatitudes. The word translated “blessed” could also be translated as happy or glad. The word “glad” really conveys what Jesus is teaching. The word is not necessarily feeling happy so much as it is the inner sense that all is good in life, thus, gladness. This gladness is contentment of the soul that can include emotions but that goes beyond emotions and temporary circumstances. This gladness is the deep satisfaction for which our souls long. This is the gladness of the soul. In the Beatitudes, Jesus reveals how to find soul satisfying gladness. Psalm 16:9 (CSB): Therefore my heart is glad and my whole being rejoices; my body also rests securely.
07.18.21_ Jesus came to recreate us, to give us brand new hearts that are not petrified by our sin. We cannot make ourselves pure of heart and even if we could, it would not be pure enough. Those who mourn over their sin, the impurity of their hearts, find comfort in Christ and in Christ alone because through faith Jesus Christ, our sins are washed away and Jesus’ purity is given to us. Romans 4:5 (CSB) “But to the one who does not work, but believes on him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited for righteousness.” When you trust in Christ you receive a brand new heart, a heart made alive by Christ’s purity. Being pure in heart results in seeking after the Lord, striving toward undivided devotion and a single-minded pursuit of the Lord. Because Jesus has made us pure in heart, He offers the blessing, “Blessed are the pure in heart.” The pure in heart will see God now because their vision is no longer clouded by unconfessed sin, by the fear of man, by self-centeredness, by whatever impurity that formerly ruled their lives. The invisible God has been manifest and revealed fully in Jesus Christ. Jesus tells Philip, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” The pure in heart will see Him who is invisible now as a foretaste, and one day, will see Jesus in all his glory. Note - Seeing God is not a reward based on the merit of our own efforts towards purity of heart. We are not being told that if we are pure enough, if we do enough right things, that we will be rewarded with seeing God. We are being told that we will have a reward because Jesus Christ gave us His purity.

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Year-to-Date 2021
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Worship Center
Paid YTD - $118,965
Outstanding - $0

E3 Building Loan
Paid YTD - $71,980
Outstanding - $2,776,162

Land Loan
Paid YTD - $129,176
Outstanding - $363,176

Small Group Information

Small Groups are a large part of FBG Church. If you would like to get involved just click the link below!

https://sites.google.com/fbg.church/fbgsmallgroups/home

Prepare/Respond Guide

This guide is for both personal and Small Group use throughout your week!

https://sites.google.com/fbg.church/fbgsmallgroups/home/respond-in-small-group?authuser=0

Connect Classes

Our Connect Classes take place at 10:10a. Connect classes are designed to help you learn about a Biblical truth, begin developing relationships with a broader group of people at FBG and provide an on-ramp to building relationships to get into an FBG small group.Check one out!

https://fbg.church/connectclasses/
Check In Meetings | Kevin Ueckert
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ReGen Room (E1:216
July 27 - 6-7p

E2:103/105
July 28 - 6:30-7:30p

Story Team Volunteer Form

The FBG | Story Team is a team that will help tell the stories of our church throughout the year. They will be a team that innovates, inspires, creates and helps visually express the happenings of FBG Church. This is a new concept at FBG Church and we can't wait to see how the Lord uses this team!

https://fbg.church/storyteam/

Us for Them

Click the link below to access the Digital Family Ministry Box or a link to sponsor a child!

https://fbg.church/usforthem/