But He Gives More Grace

James 4:6-10closeJames 4:6-10 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (ESV) closeJames 4:6-10closeJames 4:6-10 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (ESV) But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (ESV)

 

6 steps to a restored relationship with God.

 

But notice this very important point.

> God is acting as well. It Starts with more Grace – God gives grace.

And then notice the end – God is still more gracious by exalting us.

 

You have God in the beginning and at the end. Surrounding you in His Grace if you act appropriately.

 

6 Steps

Paul Apple – not a  “self-help” program here; this is a “God-help me” program

1.. “___________ therefore to God.”

  1. “_____________ the devil”
  2. “_____________ near to God”
  3. Cleanse Yourselves

> ____________ Purity

“Cleanse your hands, you sinners;”

> ___________ Purity

“and purify your hearts, you doubleminded.”

  1. _____________ over Your Sin

“Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy to gloom.”

  1. “_____________ yourselves in the presence of the Lord”

Result: “and He will exalt you”

 

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

January 31, 2016

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Hymn 215     The Solid Rock

 

Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

 

Scripture Reading—  James 4:1-10closeJames 4:1-10 Warning Against Worldliness 4:1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (ESV) closeJames 4:1-10closeJames 4:1-10 Warning Against Worldliness 4:1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (ESV) Warning Against Worldliness 4:1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. (ESV)

Hymn 38     Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Announcements

Offering

 

Children’s Church – Age 4 to Grade1–  Andrea Huffman & Jenny Sturgeon  (Children’s Wing Kitchen)   Grade 2-Grade5—  Wendy Barrett  (Located in room at bottom of steps)

 

Message   –      He Gives More Grace

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 :             Laurie W. & Finley                                              Ciara & Tim Irons

Next Week:             Jack & Lori Shirey                                             Jeremy & Courtney Gould

Greeters Schedule

This Week:                       Gin N. and Laurie

Next Week:                       Conan and Tracey

Hall Monitor

This Week:                          Kerrie S.

Next Week:                        Dustin H.

 

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

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

Tuesday 6:30— Those who signed up for interest in Missions trip meet as a committee to explore future plans.

Wednesday—  6:30  Godprints  and   Youth

Thursday—6:30— Ladies Bible 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,  Keith Wendland, Steve Constable, Kathy Sturgeon, Connor Wolf, Svana McCool, Lillie Franz, Patty Emhoff, Robert Knightner,  Linda Sherry, Delores Stewart, Don Shirey, Gloria Sullivan, Neal Burford, Leslie Wineburg, Chuck Troup, Mike Bair, Gab Veronesi, Scott Lawrence, Axel Jacklin, Jerry Martz, Harold Huffman, Mark Hildebrand, Seth Apel, Scott Yarger, Ben White, Don Bower, Bree McDonald –Stewart, Phil Craig, Jenna and Jerry Kespelher, Tom Magagnotti, Heidi Bish, Chris Michel, Greg Nolf jr. , Janet Bish, Lois Mumford, Brett Mumford, Bill Kinnan Jr., Ray Shreckengost, Glen Nulph, Jonathan Michel

 

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

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

> Reminder.com—We are initiating an emergency and  events reminder for emails and text messages. To be included in this list, you will need to “reply” to them once  you receive them. A Sign up sheet will be passed around to you.

>AAA Lifeservices– Baby Bottle’s are available in the foyer. All proceeds go to help serve women and prevent abortions.

> Forms for Nominating Committee are on foyer table.

> Mission trip info is on foyer table. Opportunities in many parts of the world. Sign up sheet is on foyer table for those who are interested and would like to form a committee to explore possibilities for future mission trips.

> Sweetheart banquet (50 and under) —Feb 20th  6:00—  Sign up sheet in foyer for those attending and for food donations.

> Another Men’s Small Group—Sign up sheet in foyer to Gauge interest in another Men’s Small Group that would meet the opposite Thursdays of the one we have now. Book—  “Man Alive—Transforming your 7 Primal needs into a Powerful Spiritual Life”.

> Feb 6th—9:00 Men’s Breakfast here at the Church sign up sheet in foyer for attending and helping with food.

> January Financial Report—  General Account—$46,815  Building Fund—$72,205

Amount still owed on Building Loan—$49,913

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