Worship Service – April 7, 2024

                                                                                                                               Franklin Hill Church  A small church with a big heart, full of faith

                                                                                                                                                                                  Pastor Al Hickok


Scripture Reading – James 2:1-13

Favoritism Forbidden

2 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong? If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,”[a] you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11 For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,”[b] also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker. 12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.


Message: “The Sin of Partiality”

Listen To Audio: Sermon 04072024



  • Pastor Al can be contacted at 609-529-7526.
  • Any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Al directly.
  • Email Carolyn White with any praises, joys, or prayer requests (whisperpines@frontiernet.net)

  • Sunday School begins at 8:30 a.m. We are studying Chip Ingram’s series on “Culture Shock – A Biblical Response to Today’s Most Divisive Issues.” Please join us and be blessed!

  • Apr. 11 at 2:30 p.m. – PW

  • Apr. 17 at 8:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast

  • Apr. 30: Newsletter deadline. Please get your articles to Carolyn White at whisperpines@frontiernet.net

  • May 12: Mother’s Day!

  • Choir practice is on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

  • Please contact Deb Hickok with revisions to the church directory (debbers128@gmail.com)

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  • Please contact Debbie Hickok by Wednesday evening with any announcements you have for next week’s bulletin.

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