James, Faith that Works (Attitudes)

Milford Baptist Church, 26 November 2023

James 1 v 19-25 Faith that Works (Attitudes) – Rev Matt Gordon

19 Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, 20 for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rank growth of wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who observes his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in his doing.

Sermon – James Faith that works (Attitudes) *
Intercessory Prayer
Reading James 1:19-25

* The video to which Pastor Matt refers in his sermon can be found here

News – Carols in Milford

Carols in Milford – 25 November 2023

The members of the MBC music team supported the Milford Business Association “Christmas in Milford” day on 25 November.

The team sang Christmas Carols to set the scene. They were well received.

Thanks to Keith Morgan for the Photographs

JAMES – Faith That Works

Milford Baptist Church

Sunday 12 November 2023

Pastor Matt Gordon


James 1:1-4

1This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to the “twelve tribes”—Jewish believers scattered abroad. Greetings!
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.


Opening Prayer


Closing Prayer

The Sharer of the Light

Milford Baptist Church, 5 November 2023

The International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians

Brian Michell : “The Sharer of the Light”

Acts 16:6-14

Paul’s vision of the man of Macedonia

6 Paul and his companions travelled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. 9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ 10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

Lydia’s conversion in Philippi

11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis. 12 From there we travelled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. 14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshipper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.

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