Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
December 11, 2013
Fifth Sunday dinner and
fellowship will be right
after the morning service
December 29 at
Constitution Hall in Fort O
We will have soups and chili and all the fixings.
No evening service that day.
Connie, Amy, and I will be absent this
coming Sunday morning.
We are going to SC for my Uncle Sid’s
70th birthday party on Saturday.
Proverbs 14:20 The
poor (destitute) is hated even of his
own neighbor: but the rich hath many friends. 21 He
that despiseth his neighbor sinneth: but he that hath
mercy on the poor, happy (blessed) is he.
his own neighbors despise the poor man, while
the rich have many "friends." But to despise the poor
is to sin. Blessed are those who help them. (TLB)
The first half of this verse is speaking of how it is
with most people in this world;
Certainly not how it should be.
"Nobody knows You When You're Down And Out"
Once I lived the life of a millionaire,
Spent all my money, I just did not care.
Took all my friends out for a good time,
Bought bootleg whiskey, champagne and wine.
Then I began to fall so low,
Lost all my good friends, I had nowhere to go.
I get my hands on a dollar again,
I'm gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins.
'Cause no, no, nobody knows you
When you're down and out.
In your pocket, not one penny,
And as for friends, you don't have any.
When you finally get back up on your feet again,
Everybody wants to be your old long-lost friend.
Said it's mighty strange, without a doubt,
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
This is the way of the world.
God expects better of His children.
Proverbs 28 6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse. (NIV)
God does not despise the destitute; neither should we.
James 2 1 My brethren, have not the faith of our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect
of persons. 2 For if there come unto your assembly
a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and
there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
ye have respect to him that weareth the gay
clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good
place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit
here under my footstool: 4 Are ye not then partial in
yourselves, and are become judges of evil
thoughts? 5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath
not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith,
and heirs of the Kingdom which He hath promised
to them that love Him? God’s Mindset
God loves both rich and poor, if they love Him.
1 Samuel 16 7 … man
looketh on the outward
appearance, but the LORD
looketh on the heart.
We must become more like
our Heavenly Father.
Look at them the same!
Do they not err that devise evil?
Those who devise (plot) evil will see their
plans go astray in the long run.
They are expecting to enjoy the fruits of their
plotting, but will, in the end, suffer loss.
They will be judged and cast into hell
when they die.
but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise
When we do good
and do it God’s Way,
blessing will be the
see to it.
all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips
tendeth only to penury (poverty).
We could talk and plan forever, but until we
work the plan we reap no benefit.
Work at whatever you can
find to do.
Colossians 3 22 Servants, obey in all things your
masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice,
as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing
God: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to
the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the
Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance:
for ye serve the Lord Christ.