Church near Bowling Green, Ohio - Plain Congregational Church
Plain Congregational Church has been serving Plain Township since 1835 in Bowling Green, Ohio. We are a member of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC). Our blended worship mixes contemporary style while preserving the traditions that have allowed the church to flourish for over 175 years.
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Sunday sermon series
The community is invited to worship with Plain Congregational Church, Sundays at 10:15 am. Plain Congregational Church is located at 16011 W Poe Rd (at the intersection of W Poe and Liberty Hi roads), just west of Bowling Green. For more information about the church call 419-352-7919.
Selfie: A book of James sermon series
Youíve heard of the selfie. Itís a term used to describe when a person takes a photo of themselves. As we begin to study the book of James, Iíve chosen to name this sermon series Selfie because of a line that the Holy Spirit inspired James to write in the first chapter. Starting in v 22, James wrote,
22 Donít just listen to Godís word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23 For if you listen to the word and donít obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24 You see yourself[ie], 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 donít forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.5
The same thing should happen when I look at the Word of God. Iím not just reading words on a page. Iím taking a selfie, a look at myself. Whatever doesnít belong in my life, whatever is out of place or sticks out funny in my behavior, speech, or attitude, studying Godís Word helps me to change those unsightly things in my life.
Then, James says, weíre posed with a choice. Will we ignore what we noticed? Will we walk away unchanged? Or will we allow Godís Spirit to impact us? Will we respond to what is revealed to us in submission and obedience?
As we look carefully into Godís Word, we are, in fact, looking into ourselves, seeing how well (or how poorly) we compare. So, during this sermon series, letís take a selfie. Letís look into the mirror of Godís Word together on Sundays at 10:15am.
You can listen to sermons from Pastor Steve Baney on the Worship page.