July 30, 2017 – James 1:26-27 “Acceptable Religion”

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James 1:26-27   New Living Translation

26 If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. 27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

July 30, 2017 Bulletin

July 23, 2017 – James 1:22-25 “How to Do the Word”

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James 1:22-25   New Living Translation

22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.

July 23, 2017 Bulletin 

July 16, 2017 – Brian Layman Preaching

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July 16, 2017 Bulletin

July 9, 2017 – James 1:19-21 “How to Control Anger”

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James 1:19-21   New Living Translation

19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. 21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.

July 9, 2017 Bulletin

July 2, 2017 – Nehemiah 8:1-10 “The Joy of the Lord”

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Carolyn Kuryn Preaching

Nehemiah 8New King James Version (NKJV)

Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded Israel. So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month. Then he read from it in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate from morning until midday, before the men and women and those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.

So Ezra the scribe stood on a platform of wood which they had made for the purpose; and beside him, at his right hand, stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Urijah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah; and at his left hand Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam. And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up. And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God.

Then all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.

Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, helped the people to understand the Law; and the people stood in their place. So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading.

And Nehemiah, who was the governor,[a] Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep.” For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the Law.

10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

July 2, 2017 Bulletin

June 25, 2017 – James 1:12-18 “Trials and Temptations”

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James 1:12-18New Living Translation (NLT)

12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. 18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.

June 25, 2017 Bulletin

June 18, 2017 – James 1:9-11 “What Do You Boast About?”

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James 1:9-11 New Living Translation (NLT)

Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. 10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. 11 The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.

June 18, 2017 Bulletin

June 11, 2017 – James 1:5-8 “Trust Equals Wisdom”

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James 1:5-8 New Living Translation (NLT)

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.

June 11, 2017 Bulletin

June 4, 2017 – James 1:1-4 “What are You a Slave To?”

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James 1:1-4 New Living Translation (NLT)

Greetings from James

This 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!

Faith and Endurance

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

June 4, 2017 Bulletin

Coming Soon: GALACTIC STARVEYORS VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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GALACTIC STARVEYORS VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 5 to June 9, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.

Register NOW!

Dust off your telescope and discover the incredible mysteries of the final frontier—right from your backyard! Join us for a week of searching the visible to discover the invisible at Galactic Starveyors™. Kids will begin each day at Worship Rally. From Worship Rally, where they will explore God’s Word. Each day kids will encounter amazing and wonderful things designed by a Creator who is even bigger than the vastness of His creation, as well as make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions. Kids will discover that the God who created everything there is—the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible—wants a relationship with them!
Children age 3 through grade 6 are admitted free.

Each day concludes with a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:30 a.m. 

It’s Vacation Bible School at Hartville Church of the Brethren like you’ve never experienced before! Children age 3 through 6th grade are admitted free from June 5 to June 9, from 9:00 a.m.  to 12:00 Noon.  For more information, call 330-877-9480.