Central United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Should Some Rules Be Broken?
Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost
Sept. 9, 2018
      


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"Prince of Denmark's March," Jeremiah Clarke
Jeffery Wahl, - recorder, Connie Lamondo 0:01
Greeting
Bill Carmine 2:26
Announcements
Bill Carmine 3:05
Prelude - Part 2
Jeffery Wahl, - recorder, Connie Lamondo 9:54
We Are Called to Worship
Bill Carmine 13:10
"In Christ There is No East of West"
Song # 548 14:29
A Time for the Child in All of Us
Pastor Michelle 15:15
"Air" (from Suite No 3 in D Major). J.S> Bach
Jeffery Wahl, - recorder, Connie Lamondo 19:56
James 2:1-17
John Obusek 25:44
Amazing Grace
Chancel Choir 28:48
"We Are Called"
Song # 2172 33:31
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
Pastor Michelle 38:25
Mark 7:24-37
Donna Spearman 42:18
The Sermon
Pastor Michelle 45:01
"Together We Serve"
Song # 2175 56:43
Blessing
Pastor Michelle 58:29
"Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above"
Sean Stafford 59:19

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Scripture


James 2:1-17                                                                                N.T. p.229

 

My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Have a seat here, please,” while to the one who is poor you say, “Stand there,” or, “Sit at my feet,” have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that has been promised to those who love God? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?

You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. For the one who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

James 2:1-17                                                                                N.T. p.229

 My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Have a seat here, please,” while to the one who is poor you say, “Stand there,” or, “Sit at my feet,” have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that has been promised to those who love God? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?

You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. For the one who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery but if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.