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Summary: Pride: Confidence is good, Arrogance is bad, and humility lets us tell the difference

Long Branch Baptist Church

Halfway, Virginia; est. 1786

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Enter to Worship

Prelude David Witt

Meditation & Invocation Psalm 8 (quickview) 

*Opening Hymn #182

“For the Beauty of the Earth”

Welcome & Announcements

Morning Prayer [See Insert]

*Hymn #622

“Humble Thyself”

*Responsive Lesson [See Right]

*Hymn #633

“Open our Eyes, Lord”

Offertory Mr. Witt

*Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow / Praise Him all creatures here below

Praise him above, ye heavenly host / Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*Scripture Romans 12:3 (quickview) ; James 4:10 (quickview) 

Sermon

“Bringing Home the Beacon”

Invitation Hymn #147

“How Great Thou Art”

*Benediction

*Congregational Response

May the grace of Christ our Savior / And the Father’s boundless love

With the Holy Spirit’s favor / Rest upon us from above. Amen.

* Congregation, please stand.

Depart To Serve

RESPONSIVE LESSON

Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are.

Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.

The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.

I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart.

You rescue the humble, but your eyes watch the proud and humiliate them.

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

So humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which was in Christ Jesus:

who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Ro 12:3;Pr 11:2;16:18;29:23;3:34;1 Pe 5:6;

Ps 34:2;2 Sa 22:28;2 Ch 7:14;Php 2:3-11;

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE NEXT FEW SUNDAYS WE’LL BE TREATED TO SOME GREAT GUEST PREACHERS:

4/29 MIDDLEBURG HOSTS FMR PASTOR, REV. CHAN GARRETT

5/6 REV. JOE ANDERSON

5/13 OUR OWN BILL MATLACK

I WILL BE HERE 5/6, BUT WILL BE OUT OF TOWN FRI 5/11 – SUN 5/13. IF NEEDED, YOU CAN REACH ME N MY CELL PHONE (703) 307-0065.

5/20, 7PM, IS OUR SONG SERVICE. MARSHALL AND MIDDLEBURG BAPTIST CHOIRS WILL BE HERE, AND A COLLECTION WILL BE TAKEN FOR COREY KEELEY.


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