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

November 8th, 2015

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Hymn 109     Standing on the Promises

 

Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

 

Scripture Reading—James 3:13-18closeJames 3:13-18 Wisdom from Above 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (ESV) closeJames 3:13-18closeJames 3:13-18 Wisdom from Above 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (ESV) Wisdom from Above 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (ESV)

 

Hymn 100    What a Friend We Have in Jesus

 

Announcements and Recognizing our Veterans

Offering

 

Children’s Church – Age 3 to Grade1–  Toni R and Nate

 

Message       Wisdom from Above

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

This Week :                          Ciara I. and Wendy B.

Next Week:                           Jack & Lori S.

Greeters Schedule

This Week:                          Bill N.

Next Week:                          Tammy S.

 

Hall Monitor

This Week:                           Bill N.

Next Week:                            Jeff Mc

 

 

 

Tonight—Sunday School and Deacons meetings

6:00 Financial Peace   and  Church History Matters.

Monday night— Craft night— 6:30pm  Christmas cards with Dee Yeany.  $5.00 for supplies

Wednesday—6:30  Godprints  6:30 Youth

Thursday— 6:15 Ladies Missionary Society  Ladies Missionary meeting will be discussing secret sister for 2016. If you are interested in having input please attend.

7:00  Men’s Bible Study

Saturday—Silver and Gold Banquet –6:00

 

 

PRAYER and PRAISE LIST

 

Bill Kinnan Sr, Rick Travis, Jack Cook, Judy Walker, Dean Sesco, Matt Barrilla, Casey Risher, Kimmer Pierce, Ken Smith, Red Smith,  Keith Wendland, Steve Constable, Kathy Sturgeon, Connor Wolf,  Edie Henderson, Svana McCool, Lillie Franz, Mia Magagnotti, Linda Walter, Patty Emhoff, Robert Knightner,  Linda Sherry, Jeff Doverspike, Eric George, Delores Stewart, Don Shirey,Gloria Sullivan, Neal Burford, Leslie Wineburg, Chuck Troup, Mike Bair, Erin Moneran, Gab Veronesi, Caylen Rearick, Jared Kesphler, Howie Mason, Scott Lawrence, Axel Jacklin, Lil Henderson, Cindy Fraher, Greg Shreckengost, Skip Yarger, Ben White

 

> Thanksgiving food basket food items list is on foyer table.

 

> Ice Cream Social for Bethel Orphanage Nov 18th—donation will go to help kids get dental care.

 

> Hard tac for servicemen sign up sheet in foyer. November 23rd is the candy making date.

 

> 30 hour famine will be November 21st. All donations good to feed hungry children around the globe.

 

> Missionaries Rick and Diana Wilson will be with us next week during the Sunday Morning worship. A Love offering will be taken for them.

 

> Thanks to all those who participated in the Trunk or Treat event.

 

James 3:13-18closeJames 3:13-18 Wisdom from Above 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (ESV) closeJames 3:13-18closeJames 3:13-18 Wisdom from Above 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (ESV) Wisdom from Above 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (ESV)   Wisdom From Above

 

  1. The desirability of wisdom – The Scripture tells us that wisdom is one of the most desirable things in life. Proverbs 8:10-11closeProverbs 8:10-11 10 Take my instruction instead of silver,
    and knowledge rather than choice gold,
    11 for wisdom is better than jewels,
    and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. (ESV)
    closeProverbs 8:10-11closeProverbs 8:10-11 10 Take my instruction instead of silver,
    and knowledge rather than choice gold,
    11 for wisdom is better than jewels,
    and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. (ESV)
    10 Take my instruction instead of silver,
    and knowledge rather than choice gold,
    11 for wisdom is better than jewels,
    and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. (ESV)
    ; Proverbs 4:8closeProverbs 4:8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;
    she will honor you if you embrace her. (ESV)
    closeProverbs 4:8closeProverbs 4:8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;
    she will honor you if you embrace her. (ESV)
    Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;
    she will honor you if you embrace her. (ESV)
    ; Proverbs 2:4closeProverbs 2:4 if you seek it like silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasures, (ESV)
    closeProverbs 2:4closeProverbs 2:4 if you seek it like silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasures, (ESV)
    if you seek it like silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasures, (ESV)
    — “Seek it like silver, and search for it as for hidden ______________.”

 

  1. What is wisdom?

Wisdom is the ability to apply what you know into real life situations in such a way that God’s is honored, others are uplifted, and you find highest happiness.

 

Proverbs 3:13closeProverbs 3:13 Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom 13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
and the one who gets understanding, (ESV)
closeProverbs 3:13closeProverbs 3:13 Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom 13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
and the one who gets understanding, (ESV)
Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom 13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
and the one who gets understanding, (ESV)
says, “____________ is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gets understanding.” Proverbs 8:32closeProverbs 8:32 32 “And now, O sons, listen to me:
blessed are those who keep my ways. (ESV)
closeProverbs 8:32closeProverbs 8:32 32 “And now, O sons, listen to me:
blessed are those who keep my ways. (ESV)
32 “And now, O sons, listen to me:
blessed are those who keep my ways. (ESV)
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James says that there are in fact two kinds of wisdom.

  1. wisdom centered around ________ ___________.

2.wisdom from above.

So how do we tell the difference?

 

III. Evidence of Godly Wisdom Verse 13

  1. Good conduct
  2. Good works done in a spirit of ___________________.

Proverbs 11:2closeProverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with the humble is wisdom. (ESV)
closeProverbs 11:2closeProverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with the humble is wisdom. (ESV)
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with the humble is wisdom. (ESV)

 

  1. Worldly Wisdom – Verses 14-16
  2. The ___________
  3. Bitter envy 2. Selfish __________

 

  1. The __________ – verse 15
  2. Earthly – not from God
  3. Sensual – meaning fleshly not spiritual
  4. Demonic – encouraged and ___________ by the demons.

 

Alasdair MacIntyre  -we used to have biblical and virtuous restraints that protected us from our self-destructive impulses. But those are quickly disappearing.

 

  1. The _____________ – Verse 16
  2. Confusion
  3. Every Evil thing

Now here is the question:

Is there any of this kind of wisdom in me that needs ripped out of my soul and

________________ on the spot?

 

  1. The ___________ of Godly Wisdom – Verse 17
  2. pure 2. peaceable 3. gentle  4. willing to yield 5. full of mercy 6. Fruitful 7. Without partiality
  3. Without hypocrisy

 

  1. The Result of Godly Wisdom – Verse 18

It’s in the soil of this wisdom that peace reigns and the fruit of righteousness grows.

When you plant seeds of peace you produce the fruit of _____ _________.

 

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