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) *
Reading James 1:19-25
* The video to which Pastor Matt refers in his sermon can be found here
Milford Baptist Church, 19 November 2023
James 1 v 5 – 8 Faith and Doubt
Rev Matt Gordon
Milford Baptist Church
Sunday 12 November 2023
Pastor Matt Gordon
JAMES – FAITH That WORKS
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.
Milford Baptist Church, 5 November 2023
The International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians
Brian Michell : “The Sharer of the Light”
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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Milford Baptist Church, 15 October 2023
Galatians 3 v 26 to 4 v 7
Rev Matt Gordon
Milford Baptist Church, 8 October 2023
Galatians 3 v 15 – 25
Milford Baptist Church, 01 October 2023
Galatians 3 v 1 – 14
Milford Baptist Church, 24 September 2023
Galatians 2 v 11 – 21
A strong, public rebuke
A big, important word
A life-shaping truth
Video – Finished Work of Christ – Matt Redman
Milford Baptist Church, 10 September 2023
Galatians #2 Rev Matt Gordon
Galatians 1 v 11 – 24
11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.
13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. 14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not to consult any man. 17 I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia and later I returned to Damascus.
18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 I saw none of the other apostles – only James, the Lord’s brother. 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia. 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they praised God because of me.