Monday, September 24, 2012

Celebrate the Lord's Supper Sunday, September 30, 2012

 Join us for worship this Sunday, September 30th for a celebration of the Lord's Supper at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Following is the Scripture reading for this Sunday's message:

Luke 22:7-23, Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

7 Then the Day of Unleavened Bread came when the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover meal for us, so we can eat it.”

9 “Where do You want us to prepare it?” they asked Him.

10 “Listen,” He said to them, “when you’ve entered the city, a man carrying a water jug will meet you. Follow him into the house he enters.

11 Tell the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks you, “Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover with My disciples?”’

12 Then he will show you a large, furnished room upstairs. Make the preparations there.”

13 So they went and found it just as He had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
The First Lord’s Supper

14 When the hour came, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him.

15 Then He said to them, “I have fervently desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.

16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again[a] until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

17 Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves.

18 For I tell you, from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

19 And He took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.”

20 In the same way He also took the cup after supper and said, “This cup is the new covenant established by My blood; it is shed for you.[b]

21 But look, the hand of the one betraying Me is at the table with Me!

22 For the Son of Man will go away as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!”

23 So they began to argue among themselves which of them it could be who was going to do this thing.

For His Glory!
Pastor Joe

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012 Sermon Text (James 2:1-13)

James 2:1-13
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

1 My brothers, do not show favoritism as you hold on to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.

2 For example, a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and a poor man dressed in dirty clothes also comes in.

3 If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes and say, “Sit here in a good place,” and yet you say to the poor man, “Stand over there,” or, “Sit here on the floor by my footstool,”

4 haven’t you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

5 Listen, my dear brothers: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?

6 Yet you dishonored that poor man. Don’t the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?

7 Don’t they blaspheme the noble name that was pronounced over you at your baptism?

8 Indeed, if you keep the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well.

9 But if you show favoritism, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

10 For whoever keeps the entire law, yet fails in one point, is guilty of breaking it all.

11 For He who said, Do not commit adultery, also said, Do not murder. So if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you are a lawbreaker.

12 Speak and act as those who will be judged by the law of freedom.

13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who hasn’t shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

For His Glory!
Pastor Joe