Sunday Mornings Messages February 1 – “The Royal Law” (James 2:8) Dr. Roger Ball (8:00, 9:30, 11:00 WC) Pastor Steve Baker (9:30 Loft) February 8 – “Sin Defined” (James 2:9-11) Pastor Fred Morse (8:00, 9:30, 11:00 WC) Pastor Steve Baker (9:30 Loft) February 15 – “Mercy Over Judgment” (James 2:12-13) Dr. Roger Ball (8:00, 9:30, 11:00 WC) Pastor Steve Baker (9:30 Loft) Sunday Evening - Worship Center February 1 – No Evening Service February 8 – “Perseverance, Staying Christian for a Lifetime” PIT Burton Van Kirk February 15 – “Evidence of the New Birth” Pastor Mark Ward February 22 – “Glorification” Pastor Ryan Chester Common Ground February 1 – No Common Ground February 8 – “Better than Angels” (Hebrews 1:2-9) Pastor Brian McDaniel February 15 – “The Jesus Fixation” (Hebrews 2:14-3:14) Pastor Brian McDaniel February 22 – “The Only Priest” (Hebrews 7:1-28) Pastor Brian McDaniel If you would like a copy of today’s message (CD or DVD), fill out an envelope at the Information Center in the foyer, drop in your money and pick up your tape the following Sunday. ($2.00/CD, $3.00 mailed; $5.00/DVD, $8.00 mailed) Pastor Roger’s sermons can also be heard on our website at www.fbc-tempe.org. “The Royal Law” February 1, 2015 Dr. Roger Ball [email protected] Does Jesus make and explain the Christian life in simple understandable words or complicated and frustrating ideas? “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” Or “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Jesus often gave simple, easy to understand instructions. Can you remember seven words? “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” How many of you heard the story of Ugly? James 2:8 - If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” you are doing well. Golden Rule: Love your neighbor the way the way you want your neighbor to __________________. Colossians 3:12 - As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Matthew 7:12 - In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets. #1 - Positive Rule: Do to others what you would _________________________________. “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” Rabbi Hillel said: “Do not do to others what you hate to have done to you. John F. Kennedy said in 1961: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Before you speak to someone ... you should THINK. T ...is it _________? H ... is it _________________? I ... is it ______________? N ... is it _________________________? K ... is it ________________? #2 - Proactive rule: _________________________________ “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” Luke 6:27 - Jesus said, "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, (28) bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." Two ways to give. 1. ____________________ 2. _______________________________ Modern Americans do 1 of 5 things: 1. ________________. 2. ________________. 3. ___________________________. 4. _______________________________. 5. _________________. #3 - _____________________ Rule. Matthew 7:12 - “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” and Jesus said ... for this is the Law and the Prophets." Someone once said, “If you will cheat in practice, you will cheat in the game. If you cheat other people, you will cheat God. And when you cheat God, you really cheat yourself.” Another person said, “Sow a thought, reap an act. Sow an act, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap your eternity.” James 2:8 - If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” you are doing well. Next week’s verses are James 2: 9-13. James 2:9 - But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. James 2:10 - For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. James 2:11 - For He who said, “DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,” also said, “DO NOT COMMIT MURDER.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. James 2:12 - So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. James 2:13 - For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment. 4. Do this rule and you are doing ________________. James 2:8 - If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” you are doing well.
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