James 1:1 – Obedience, Loyalty, Humility

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James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

Obedience

To call yourself another’s servant shows obedience. A servant knows no law better than the word of his master. As a saved child of God, we know no law better than the WORD of God, nor should we desire any. A servant has no rights of his own. When we accepted salvation, Jesus became Lord. We have no rights…I don’t want any! A servant is bound to unquestioning obedience to his master. We aren’t to question God’s will. We aren’t to question God’s Word.

Humility

To call yourself another’s servant shows humility. James writing here is thinking of his duty, not privilege. Of his obligations, not his rights. James, in humility has lost himself in the service of God. James, has denied self and said NO…to be able to forevermore say YES to God.

We too, as servants, should walk in such humility.

Loyalty

To call yourself another’s servant shows loyalty. In loyalty to God, James takes no interest in his own. James, the servant, is totally pledged to God. What he does, he does for God.

We too, as servants, should be as loyal.

Pride

To call yourself another’s servant shows a certain pride. It is one thing to be a forced servant, but to serve by choice means you take pride in the person, passion, and product you serve.

James took great pride in being able to be considered a servant of God.

Conclusion

The only greatness to which the Christian can ever aspire is the greatness of being the servant of God. What are you aspiring to? Obedience, Loyalty, Humility? Are you striving to be Servant…or something more? If you life was surveyed could you be considered servant?

Pastor Chance Strickland

Harpeth Baptist Church
Kingston Springs, TN

http://www.harpethbaptist.org

1 Peter 1:1-5, Our Hope for Inheritance

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God is to be worshipped for the salvation He has given us! We have become a particular people. We have been given high privilege. We are being kept positionally.

1 Peter 1:1-5

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Call to Worship for January 13th, 2019

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Our special song this week is The Lord Is My Salvation.

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

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Matthew 26:17-30, The Upper Room

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The complexities in the details of Jesus’ last night teach us that God has a plan. His dealings with Judas, the betrayer, show us patience, meekness, and kindness. Through the last supper we come to know the great truths of: Vicarious Atonement, A New Covenant, Remission, & Eternal Security.

Matthew 26:17-30

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Call to Worship for January 6th, 2019

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Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

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2 Corinthians 5:17, All Things New

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Anyone who is in Christ has been transformed!  We are part of a new creation. The old way has passed and all has become new…

2 Corinthians 5:17

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Call to Worship for December 30th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery.

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

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John 3:14-21, God’s Gift to the World

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Christmas is God’s Gift! We were in darkness, God gave His Son, Light has come. The greatest gift you will ever receive is the true gift of Christmas — to be born again. This is the very thing that makes Christmas merry.

John 3:14-21

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Ephesians 2:8-9, God’s Gift is not by Works

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We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone–not works! Nothing we can do can get us into salvation. To think so is to trust in self rather than Christ. Salvation is by grace alone. All we must do is take the gift God puts in our hand—and thank Him.

Ephesians 2:8-9

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Call to Worship for December 23rd, 2018

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Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

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Evangelism Class

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Join us on Wednesday nights at 7pm for an evangelism class.  We will cover:

  • Sharing your faith
  • Overcoming Fear
  • Scripture to know
  • Your personal testimony

This will will begin on January 9th and continue for 5 weeks.

Sign-up here (or at the church) if you plan to attend.

 

Harpeth Baptist Church
1011 Butterworth Road
Kingston Springs, TN 37082

615-378-1136

http://www.harpethbaptist.org

 

Romans 5:15-18, A Free Gift

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New Covenant believers have “much more” in Christ than even Adam did prior to the fall.  Romans 5 tells of God’s free gift, by grace, that brings justification and righteousness.

Romans 5:15-18

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615-378-1136
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Call to Worship for December 16th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is He Who Is Mighty.

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service. 

 

Romans 6:23, The Gift of God

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The just payment for human sinning is to die or keep on dying.  God’s gift is eternal life. Eternal life is to know Him. This is accomplished through Jesus Christ our Lord! The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

Romans 6:23

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615-378-1136
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Call to Worship for December 9th, 2018

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Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service. 

 

James 1:16-18, The Perfect Gift

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James 1:16-18

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615-378-1136
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Call to Worship for December 2nd, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is He Who Is Mighty.

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service. 

 

Colossians 1:15-17, Christ the Creator

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Bible Text: Colossians 1:15-17

Christ the Creator

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Call to Worship for November 25th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery.

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service. 

 

Colossians 1:12-14, Giving Thanks unto the Father

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Bible Text: Colossians 1:12-14

Giving Thanks unto the Father

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Call to Worship for November 18th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is Jesus, Thank You.

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service. 

 

Malachi – Promises to the Faithful

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Bible Text: Malachi

Malachi – Promises to the Faithful

Though His people fail to trust Him, break their promises, and disregard His Word God still ends the Old Testament with a promise to them! Listen to Malachi – Promises to the Faithful.

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Call to Worship for November 11th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is The Lord Is My Salvation.

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service. 

 

Zechariah – God’s future for His People

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Bible Text: Zechariah

Zechariah – God’s future for His People

In the book fo Zechariah we learn that no matter the prophecy, the outcome is always Jesus! God reveals here that He is not finished with His people, He would provide for them a second chance.  Listen to Zechariah – God’s Future for His People.

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Call to Worship for November 4th, 2018

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Our special music this Sunday is His Mercy Is More.

 

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.  Psalms 111:1

 Call to Worship is a weekly post to help prepare our hearts for corporate worship in our Sunday morning service.