Somers Baptist Church,                                  Sunday, October 18, 2020

Third Sunday of month: “coffee & conversation” following the service            

Welcome, we’re glad that you are here


Scripture: Psalm 148

Hymn # 64 v. 1, 2, 4 ,5 All Creatures of Our God and King

Scripture: Psalm 145:1-3

Hymn # 31 Great Is the Lord

Scripture: Psalm 8: 1, 3, 4

Hymn: 4 v. 1, 3, 4

Morning Prayer

   Video from Nick Topor

            Offering Plates are in the back of the auditorium

Sermon: Matthew 5:17-48

I. The Supreme Court Nomination

    A. Reading the constitution: Living Constitution vs Originalism

    B. Why we read the constitution the way that we do

    C. Precedent

II. The Overall Layout of this passage

     A. The precedent of the Pharisees 5:21, 27, 31, 33, 38 ,43

          John 5:39          

     B. The Original intent of Jesus 5:22, 28, 32, 34, 39, 44

         1. 2 Timothy 3:16

         2. 2 Peter 1:21

     C. The Accusation of the Pharisees answered 5:17

     D. The Assertion of Better Righteousness Needed 5:19,20

     E. The Pharisees read the Scriptures the way that they wanted

III. The Pharisees’ Report Card

      A. Murder: I have not physically killed anyone 5:21-26

      B. Adultery: I have not physically committed adultery 5:27-30

      C. Divorce: I gave a certificate of divorce 5:31,32

           Matthew 19:3 For any and every reason

      D. Oaths: I keep my oaths, 5:33-37

           Matthew 23: 16, 18, 22 just read the fine print

      E. Eye for an Eye: I have the right to get even 5:38-42

      F. Enemies: I have the right to hate my enemies 5:43-48

      G. Report Card: Righteous

IV. Our Report Card

      A. Romans 3:20 No one will be declared righteous by the law

     B. Murder: 5:21 Anger, Raca (e.g. jerk), Fool (less than human)

     C. Adultery: 5:28 Ever identify with people in movies

     D. Ever write people off 5:31

     E. Ever refuse to go one step beyond your rights 5:41

     F. Ever withhold what is due to your persecutor 5:45

     G. John 5:39,40 The Scriptures are not about law, but about Jesus

          1. 5:19; Romans 3:21 Jesus came to be our righteousness

          2. Romans 3:22 Our righteousness comes through faith

          3. Ephesians 2: 8-10 We received grace so we could be gracious

Hymn # 399 Higher Ground

Benediction: Numbers 6:24-26

Coffee and conversation following service


Church mail: PO Box 829, Somers                            

Church email: somersbaptist@               

Church Website:                Collection Box for SRM in Foyer                  


Deacon Don Cunningham                                       

Woodcrest in Somers                                                 

Cell: 860-549-3930    



Interim Pastor: Russell Buisch           Ask me about individual Bible

46 Webster Road in Union                 Studies: 5 basic lessons; then                 

Home:860-684-0403                           one on baptism and one on                     

Carole’s cell: 860-534-1503               church membership if desired.                       

Email:                    One hour study once a week



Second Quarter Business Meeting in November

November 22, “Thanksgiving Sunday”

(Bring a Scripture Reading, Poem. Reading, Thanksgiving Prayer, 

  Song, whatever you would like to share as part of the service)

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