Worship Guide 6.10.18

James 2:1-13 will guide us into a discussion of equality, mercy, and the "law of liberty" by which we live.  As you prepare to gather this Sunday, read through the liturgy and sermon text and ask God to reveal spaces in your life thirsty for freedom.

Call to Worship and Song of Adoration : Prepare a Thankful Song
Word of Welcome
Reading of Adoration : Galatians 3:26-28
Song of Confession : Lead us Back
Song of Thanksgivng for Assurance of Pardon O Come to the Altar
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Passing of the Peace
Sermon : James 2:1-13
Song of Celebration of Communion : How Great Thou Art
Word of Sending & Response
Song of Sending & Response : How Deep the Father's Love for Us
Benediction : Romans 15:13


Questions to Consider:
1. When you read the text, what does James consider to be a major problem in the local church gathering?
2. Do you consider favoritism to be truly evil?  Why or why not?
3. Why does God advocate so strongly for the poor?
4. In what ways do you see yourself growing in passion and concern for justice, mercy, equality, and diversity in the church?