“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

19/05/2024 – Morning Service: Sophia

Bible Readings:

James 1:1-20; 3:13-4:17

Sermon Outline:

James 3:13–18 (NKJV)

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.

14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.

15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.

16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Baptism Vows:

  1. Do you believe in the Lord God Almighty, the God and Father of
    our Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of heaven and earth, holy, righteous,
    just, faithful, abounding in goodness and truth? 
  2. Do you acknowledge that you have rebelled and offended against the
    holy God, and rightly deserve His judgment? 
  3. Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to be the Son of God, sent to
    this world by the Father, fulfilled the Law, suffered in the place of
    sinners, died, buried and rose again the third day, who is now sitting at
    the right hand of God, and shall come again to judge the living and the
  4. Do you repent of your sins with a humble and contrite heart, and put
    your trust in the mercy of God, which is in Jesus Christ?
  5. Do you confess the Holy Spirit to be your sanctifier? 
  6. In presenting this child to be baptised, do you promise, in
    dependence on Divine grace, to teach your child the truths and duties
    of the Christian faith, and by prayer, precept and example to bring up
    your child in the nurture mid admonition of the Lord?

Family life is a school for character.

Martin Luther

As to matters of dress, I would recommend one never to be first in the fashion not last out of it.

John Wesley