Grace Baptist Church

605 E. Washington St.

New Bethlehem, PA

275-4090

email: gracebaptistchurch@windstream.net

Website: gracebaptist-online.com

 

Sunday School: 9:30                                    Worship: 10:45                                                                 

Bob Ryver, Pastor                                   Jack Shirey,  Organist  

                                                                Carrie McIntire, Pianist

                                               Cheryl Fuller,  Pianist         ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

February 21st, 2016

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Hymn 28     Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

 

Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

 

Scripture Reading—  James 5:1-8closeJames 5:1-8 Warning to the Rich 5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you. Patience in Suffering Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (ESV) closeJames 5:1-8closeJames 5:1-8 Warning to the Rich 5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you. Patience in Suffering Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (ESV) Warning to the Rich 5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you. Patience in Suffering Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (ESV)

Hymn  491     Pass It On

 

Announcements

Offering

 

Children’s Church – Age 4 to Grade1– Cheryl Ryver & Sandy Shirey  (Children’s Wing Kitchen)   Grade 2-Grade5— Courtney Gould  (Located in room at bottom of steps)

 

Message   –      How To Live in an Unjust World

Doxology

 

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If you are worshipping with us for the first time today, we are glad you are here. We hope you enjoy the worship service and find us friendly and helpful.  If you do not have a church that you call your own, it is our prayer that you consider Grace Baptist. Please make sure you pick up one of the Welcome Packets in the foyer.

The Elders are willing to meet with anyone who needs prayer after the morning service.

 

Nursery Schedule

                                      Birth 24 months                                                            Age 2-3

                                (Located in old parsonage)                                    (Located by restrooms)

This Week :             Leah Barrett & McKenna Shirey                       Wendy Barrett & Mackenzie Hetrick       Next Week:             Sue Gruver & Toni Neiswonger                         Amanda & Elaina Carrico

Greeters Schedule

This Week:                        Don and Sandy

Next Week:                      Linda B. and Cheryl R.

Hall Monitor

This Week:                          Bill N.

Next Week:                        Jeff Mc.

 

Today—Children’s Sunday School and Sunday morning small groups

Tonight 6:00 — “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.”   “Jesus the King” small groups

Monday—6:30  Missions Committee

Wednesday—  6:30  Godprints  and  Youth

Thursday—6:30— Ladies Bible Study  7:00 Men’s Genesis Study

 

 

 

PRAYER and PRAISE LIST

Bill Kinnan Sr, Sheila Troup, Bailey Adams, Ross Lenhart, Rick Travis, Jack Cook, Lundy Cook, Judy Walker, Dean Sesco, Matt Barrilla, Casey Risher, Ken Smith, Red Smith, Steve Constable, Connor Wolf, Svana McCool, Lillie Franz, Robert Knightner,  Delores Stewart, Don Shirey, Gloria Sullivan, Neal Burford, Leslie Wineburg, Chuck Troup, Mike Bair, Gab Veronesi, Harold Huffman, Mark Hildebrand, Scott Yarger, Ben White, Don Bower, Bree McDonald –Stewart, Phil Craig, Tom Magagnotti, Heidi Bish, Chris Michel,  Janet Bish, Lois Mumford, Brett Mumford, Bill Kinnan Jr., Ray Shreckengost, Glen Nulph, Jonathan Michel , Sue Gruver , Linda Neiswonger, Tara Burford, Mary Rearick, Amanda Burka, Caleb Wikander, Mary Lou Shingledecker, Scott McCall , Ted Wells Sr., Art Colwell

 

> Sign up sheet is on foyer table for Godprints snacks.

> Box tops and soup labels are being collected by Sunday School class.

> Sweetheart banquet– Thanks to all who helped!

> Finance Committee members— Jeff McIntire, Ben Carrico, Jack Shirey, Tim Irons, Charlie Scott

>Nominating Committee members—Amanda Carrico, Wendy Barrett, Anthony Rosario-Adams, Casey Sturgeon, Bill Kinnan

> Sharon’s class—The Practice Of Godliness Let Sharon know if you are interested in joining the class

> Next Week—John Balmer from Training Pastor’s International will be with us on February 28th. We will be taking a love offering for TPI.

> Annual Business meeting— March 13th.

 

 

How to Live in an Unjust World

James 5:1-8closeJames 5:1-8 Warning to the Rich 5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you. Patience in Suffering Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (ESV) closeJames 5:1-8closeJames 5:1-8 Warning to the Rich 5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you. Patience in Suffering Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (ESV) Warning to the Rich 5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you. Patience in Suffering Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (ESV)

Some questions first

  1. Gaining Proper Perspective

Four out of five people (_____ percent) during the time of Christ lived at a subsistence level.

 

  1. Fast Forward to Today’s World

Two forces driving the creation of wealth today.

  1. ________________ – The world has shrunk.
  2. ________________ – Computers, Internet, and smart phones.

 

III. The Positive and the Negatives

  1. The Positive – Poverty across the globe has gone __________.
  2. The Negatives

> Income ______________

> And money brings power. And power ____________. Because power tempts you to change the rules of the game in your favor.

 

  1. James’ blistering charge against the rich

Four ungodly uses of wealth:

  1. ________________ (5:2-3)
  2. ___________ people out of money (5:4)
  3. living in ___________ while disregarding the needs of others (5:5)
  4. hurting innocent people for the sake of _________ (5:6).

 

  1. Who Was James Referring to?

“Money reveals what is inside us and _________________ our character for good or for ill.”

Be careful you:

  1. Don’t become _______________ of the rich.
  2. Don’t make a god out of the wealth you do have or wish you had
  3. Don’t repay evil with evil – An angry person is an __________person.

What are we to do with all this injustice?

 

  1. Here is How We are to Live in an Unjust World Verses 7-8

With _____________ 

God calls us to be a witness and a light for Him in this unjust world. And one of the ways we do that is by being patient in the midst of injustice.

 

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