As you read this first issue of the FBCSA “Legacy” publication you will soon realize you are embarking on an amazing journey into how God has steadfastly worked through the lives of the FBCSA family over the years, 150 and counting! You will recognize the Godly legacy of close friends. You will be surprised by stories of people you pass in the halls or greet with a friendly handshake on Sunday mornings. You will read inspiring stories of how God is working in the lives of our young people to build a legacy that is pleasing to Him. You will be encouraged by the stories of many whom you don’t see, those who are always there, ready to serve, whatever the need… often impacting your own life and service in ways you never imagined.
In Matthew 5:15-16 Jesus confirms the importance of speaking to each other about how God is working through the lives of believers:
“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise our Father in heaven.”
Through the Bible God boldly reveals the importance of living and leaving a Godly
legacy. Paul captures the essence of a Godly legacy in 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-3:
“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in your Lord Jesus Christ.” “Legacy” will focus on how God is working through our church family. We are blessed to be a part of a vibrant and loving church with an abundance of stories. We encourage you to participate by forwarding names of FBCSA family that you believe could be included in future publications.
We hope that you are encouraged by this issue of “New Beginnings.”