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Today's Events
  • Bible Study 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am
  • FALL FESTIVAL . CARNIVAL & CLOTHES CLOSET
  • SUNDAYS 10:30 AM
  • SUNDAYS 9 AM . WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM
  • SUNDAYS 9:00 AM . WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM
  • MEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST . THE 1st SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

Sunday's Message
October 22, 2017

SERVE WITHOUT PREJUDICE

If Bill Gates walked in to our church Sunday morning we’d throw out the red carpet!  “Are you Bill Gates?  So glad to have you with us!  Where would you like to sit?  Can I get you a coffee or a Pepsi?”
      
If a homeless person walked in we’d be nice to him, but we’d show no special deference as we did with Mr. Gates.  After all, Bill is used to being treated well.  The homeless person is used to being ignored.  And besides, think what Bill’s tithe would be!  Think about the ministries we could support!  Think how many people Bill could attract into our church and even the kingdom!
   
Yet Jesus’ brother James condemns us for showing preference for the rich man over the poor.  He insists that we must not hold “faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism” (James 2:1). 
   
Peter saw Jesus almost stoned to death in Nazareth for saying that a Gentile woman rather than an Israelite ministered to Elijah and a Gentile general rather than a Jew was healed by Elisha.  He saw Jesus’ admiration for a believing Roman Centurion, and he saw Jesus heal a Syrian woman’s demon possessed daughter.  Yet he had to have a vision three times to be persuaded to reach out to Gentiles, and he needed Paul’s scolding in Antioch when he favored the Jewish Christians over the Gentiles. 
   
Why are we so prejudiced?  Sometimes it’s fear.  Sometimes it’s simply egocentrism.  We love ourselves and we favor people who are like us.  James calls it sin.  Join me this Sunday as I preach on “Serve without Prejudice” from James 2:1-17.
         
Don’t forget to help us with our Fall Festival this Saturday.  You can help set up Friday night at 6:00.  We will feed you if you come to serve!  Then Saturday morning you can come early to help us get ready for the 10:00 festival.  We’ll need help throughout the event and after it ends so we can clean up.  You’ll get a chance to serve all kinds of people without prejudice!  Try it!  You’ll like it!  And most importantly, God will be pleased as we reach out in his name.

 

With love in Christ,
Dr. Jim Meek

 


 

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OCT 25
Chicken Stroganoff and all the fixings.

OCT 18
Green enchiladas and all the fixings.

Oct 11
Beef broccoli with meatballs and rice (like Chinese broccoli beef), veggie tray, fresh fruit, cookie assortment, vanilla ice cream, beverages.

Oct 4
Meatballs with gravy, buttered noodles*, salad, fruit, rolls, banana pudding or peach upside down cake, beverages



 

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