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We exist for God’s glory and our joy through
GOSPEL-CENTERED WORSHIP, COMMUNITY,
SERVICE & MULTIPLICATION.

What is the Gospel?

In short, the Gospel is the story of God’s plan to save sinners. Throughout human history, God has been actively involved in revealing Himself as both righteous Judge and gracious Savior. The story of God’s redeeming work may be best understood if we begin with creation and work our way towards Jesus. In fact, it is a good rule of thumb to always be in pursuit of Jesus.  
 
Read more at “What is the Gospel?
 
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WORSHIP
 
What is Gospel-centered Worship?
 
Worship begins with revelation. The God of the universe makes Himself known through revelation and humanity is made to respond to such a display with adoration, gratitude, humility, praise, celebration, and wonder. Because humans are naturally sinful, an essential aspect of Worship is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Gospel-centered Worship includes a human response to the revelation of God as He makes Himself known through Jesus Christ as the Savior of sinners.
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What is Gospel-centered Community?
 
Community in creation, especially in humanity, reflects the nature of God Himself. God is triune; He is Father, Son, and Spirit. As such, God is communal and relational, and humanity is meant to reflect this essential aspect of God’s own nature. While each Christian has a personal relationship with God, that relationship is neither private nor separate from other Christians. In fact, the Christian journey and its destination are always meant to be understood in the context of community with others.
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What is Gospel-centered Service?
 
Serving others without any expectation of receiving anything in return has been a hallmark of Christian lives over the last several centuries.  Self-sacrifice and costly service was embodied in no one more than Jesus Christ.  God the Son set aside the riches of His glory and took upon Himself the poverty of sinful man in order to rescue sinners from their hopeless condition of slavery to sin and death.  Christians, therefore, serve willingly and cheerfully because they have been served by Jesus Christ.
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MULTIPLICATION
 
What is gospel-centered multiplication?
  
Churches were never meant to be holding tanks for Christians. Rather, it is the role of every Christian and every church to make disciples of all peoples (Matt. 28:18-20). Our disciple-making efforts are not limited to FBC Diana. In fact, we understand that every Gospel-centered disciple-making effort across the globe is something to which we are inherently linked. Gospel-centered Multiplication is our effort to multiply disciples and disciple makers across the street and around the world. This includes support for church planting, short-term missions involvement and support, and long-term missions involvement and support.
 

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us…

Ephesians 1:7 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
Marc - website
     Marc – Lead Pastor
Kathy - website
  Kathy – Admin Assistant
 
 
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What should I expect on Sunday morning at FBC Diana?

Parking is easy to find, and there are entrances to the auditorium from both parking areas. There are people waiting to assist you in finding whatever you need.
 
The atmosphere at FBC Diana is casual and welcoming. Some people come formally dressed and others dress comfortably. There is a wide range of generations represented, so we also have a mix of musical style and hymnody.
 
You should also expect a warm greeting. The people here are friendly and always glad to meet a guest.
 
Please feel free to connect with FBC Diana as deeply as you’d like and at the pace that is comfortable to you. Learn more about connecting with FBC Diana in our Connect section below. 

CONNECT

 
 
Sundays @10:15am 
2017 Expositional Series
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Kids Preschool – 6th Grade
Wednesdays @5:50pm
 
 
 
 
 
Bible Memorization Application | Games
Awards | Relationships
 
AWANA Newsletter HERE
AWANA General Information HERE
Wednesday Supper Menu HERE
 
Students 6th-12th Grade
Sundays @9:00am
Wednesdays @6:00pm
 
Bible Teaching
Discipleship
Games | Relationships

SERMON PODCAST

Dec 3, 2017
ADVENT | DAWN OF HOPE
Series: Advent
Advent is from the Latin adventus meaning “coming.” Advent is traditionally a time when Christians memorialize the coming of Christ in His incarnation and anticipate Christ’s imminent return as cosmic judge and king. There are various themes and traditions involved with the Advent season, but the most common is the systematic lighting of 5 candles as part of an Advent wreath. Each candle is representative of a theme or concept related to anticipating and celebrating the coming of Jesus Christ. Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace are the word- themes most commonly associated with the first four candles. Each is lighted in succession over the span of 4 weeks, and the fifth candle is traditionally lighted on Christmas day. The last candle symbolizes Christ Himself, and its lighting becomes the final memorial of the Christmastime expectation and celebration."ADVENT | DAWN OF HOPE".
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  • Dec 3, 2017ADVENT | DAWN OF HOPE
    Dec 3, 2017
    ADVENT | DAWN OF HOPE
    Series: Advent
    Advent is from the Latin adventus meaning “coming.” Advent is traditionally a time when Christians memorialize the coming of Christ in His incarnation and anticipate Christ’s imminent return as cosmic judge and king. There are various themes and traditions involved with the Advent season, but the most common is the systematic lighting of 5 candles as part of an Advent wreath. Each candle is representative of a theme or concept related to anticipating and celebrating the coming of Jesus Christ. Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace are the word- themes most commonly associated with the first four candles. Each is lighted in succession over the span of 4 weeks, and the fifth candle is traditionally lighted on Christmas day. The last candle symbolizes Christ Himself, and its lighting becomes the final memorial of the Christmastime expectation and celebration."ADVENT | DAWN OF HOPE".
  • Nov 26, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | BENEFITS FROM BLINDNESS
    Nov 26, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | BENEFITS FROM BLINDNESS
    Most people usually do not enjoy talking about or even admitting their weaknesses. “Ask me about what I can do, not what I cannot.” However, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is only good news to those who realize that they are helplessly weak. The beauty of the Gospel is also the offense of it. In this message, we shall observe Jesus healing a man born blind, and we shall consider the intended metaphor for spiritual eyes. May God grant us grace to admit our blindness, and may He give us new eyes to see. "JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | BENEFITS FROM BLINDNESS".
  • Nov 19, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE HUMBLE & GLORIOUS JUDGE
    Nov 19, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE HUMBLE & GLORIOUS JUDGE
    Many people have a favorite memory of those loved ones who have died. We all like to remember certain things about people we know, and we may even create nicknames based on a single experience with a friend. All of this is good fun, and it is often a helpful way to enjoy our relationships with others. However, Jesus Christ deserves more than a passing memory or thought. He is supremely glorious, mercifully humble, and incomparably holy. Though we may be tempted toward a flat picture of Jesus, we shall observe in this passage that Jesus is much too glorious for such a childish view."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | THE HUMBLE & GLORIOUS JUDGE".
  • Nov 12, 2017PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH
    Nov 12, 2017
    PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH
    Those who trust and believe in Jesus as Savior are marked by love for one another. This is especially true in the context of a local church family. When a connected group of Christians grow in their understanding of the Gospel, their loving embrace of one another becomes an increasingly powerful bond. In this message we shall consider the pastoral prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23 and the model it provides for Christians in local church families.
  • Nov 5, 2017JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | FREEDOM TO OBEY
    Nov 5, 2017
    JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | FREEDOM TO OBEY
    In our American culture, individual freedom and personal autonomy seems to be a chief concern. While some Americans are interested in limiting the freedoms of others, no one wants to limit their own. The last great sin among us is making any absolute claim that would obligate someone to conform themselves to a standard. Even in Christianity, people often assume that Christ offers this kind of freedom – personal autonomy. Christ sets sinners free... doesn’t He? In this message, we will consider how Christ defines freedom and what true discipleship looks like."JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE | FREEDOM TO OBEY".
  • Oct 29, 2017CELEBRATING REFORMATION | GLORY TO GOD ALONE
    Oct 29, 2017
    CELEBRATING REFORMATION | GLORY TO GOD ALONE
    In Christian theology, there is an experience described as the beatific vision. It is defined as that moment when the redeemed person sees God as He is, in full glory, and without any distortion of sin. There is a deep longing in the heart of every human to know God as He is and to be known, but this is also quite terrifying. In this message, we shall see a glimpse of the glorious God, as He has revealed Himself."CELEBRATING REFORMATION | GLORY TO GOD ALONE".
  • Oct 22, 2017CELEBRATING REFORMATION | CHRIST ALONE
    Oct 22, 2017
    CELEBRATING REFORMATION | CHRIST ALONE
    Christ alone is the savior of sinners. This exclusive claim is repugnant to our culture of trivial tolerance, and it has always been obnoxious to sinful humans everywhere. And yet, this intolerant declaration is actually quite expansive. Just consider how wide the invitation really is. In this message, the fourth in our Reformation series on the “Five Solas,” we shall consider Christ as the priceless Redeemer, the perfect Justifier, the tireless Intercessor, and the conquering King."CELEBRATING REFORMATION | CHRIST ALONE".
  • Oct 15, 2017CELEBRATING REFORMATION | GRACE ALONE
    Oct 15, 2017
    CELEBRATING REFORMATION | GRACE ALONE
    Grace is a word like many others in our day that has lost its sense. The word is used either infrequently or too flippantly, and we simply do not know what it means anymore. When Christians affirm, “God saves sinners by grace alone,” the meaning is profound and particular. This is our third message in a series on the “Five Solas” of the Protestant Reformation, and the doctrine of “Sola Gratia” (or grace alone) was a major battleground during that time and since. In this message today, we shall consider the concept and its implications for humility, assurance, and adoration."CELEBRATING REFORMATION | GRACE ALONE".
  • Oct 8, 2017CELEBRATING REFORMATION__FAITH ALONE
    Oct 8, 2017
    CELEBRATING REFORMATION__FAITH ALONE
    Much ink and even blood has been spilled over the question, “How is a sinner made acceptable before God?”. There is good reason for such an interest in the question, for this question is one of supreme importance to every sinner. If you are perfectly righteous, then you have no interest in such a question. But if you are guilty of even a single moment of disobedience, then your acceptance before God is of paramount concern. In this message, we shall consider the biblical teaching on the manner in which any sinner is made acceptable, pure, and holy in God’s sight. Looking through the lenses of the Protestant Reformation, we shall investigate the past and the present need for clarity on this subject."CELEBRATING REFORMATION__FAITH ALONE".
  • Oct 1, 2017CELEBRATING REFORMATION__SCRIPTURE ALONE
    Oct 1, 2017
    CELEBRATING REFORMATION__SCRIPTURE ALONE
    The Protestant Reformation is quite unknown by many Protestants and Catholics today. Additionally, of those who do know anything of the divide, many are calling for reconciliation and reunification. What was the Protestant Reformation? Why did it happen? Why are there Protestants today? Should Christians today even care about these things? In today’s message, we will begin a 5-part series addressing the formal cause of the Protestant Reformation. We will consider the doctrine of Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone), learning from past protests and confronting present presumptions. "CELEBRATING REFORMATION__SCRIPTURE ALONE ".
SERVICE TIMES

Sunday Services:
9:00AM: Life Groups : Bible Study for All Ages
10:15AM: Worship Service

Wednesday Nights:
5:15PM: Supper
5:50PM: AWANA : Children’s Program
6:00PM: Youth Group : Games, Music, & Study
6:15PM: Adult Prayer Meeting
7:30 PM: Praise Band Practice
 
 
 
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