West End Baptist Church
When Government Gets It Wrong
We warmly welcome each worshiper here today, members and guests. It is our prayer that you experience God’s love while you are here today. If you have come as a guest, we hope you’ll leave as a friend who’s been blessed. And we hope you’ll join us again!
Locations & Times
  • West End Baptist Church
    123 Arlington Ave, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Events and Activities
Sunday, March 19
9:00 am Adult & Children’s Classes
10:00 am Coffee Fellowship
10:30 am Worship Service
5:00 pmFamily Game Night (at WEBC)
Monday, March 20
7:00 pm Ladies Bible Study (Arlington A)
Wednesday, March 22
2:00 pm Swansgate Bible Study
6:30 pm Price Home Group
Friday, March 24
7:30 am Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Sunday, March 26
9:00 am Adult & Children’s Classes
10:00 am Coffee Fellowship
10:30 am Worship Service

Family Game Night! TONIGHT!

Sunday March 19th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.! Sign up to let us know you’re coming - and if you’d like to bring a dish to share!


Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible Study: We’re beginning our new First 5 study “Ruth: Finding God Faithful When You Feel Insecure and Uncertain.” Come join us Monday, March 20th at 7:00 pm at WEBC. We meet every other week for study and fellowship. Click the link or call the church office for help downloading the app.

Swansgate Bible Study
Our study continues into 2 Corinthians, every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., at the Swansgate Clubhouse (400 Swansgate Place, near Prisma). See Jim or Tina Whitworth for more information.

40 Days of Prayer

A scriptural guide through the Lenten Season leading to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior - available online

1. God Ordains and ___________________________________________________.
2. The Gospel is _________________________________.
3. When Government Gets it wrong:
We honor and submit to governing authorities until they command what God condemns or condemn what God commands.
a. ____________________ the wrong.
b. Engage in _____________________ - that is, the public, nonviolent conscientious resistance to, or breaking of, a law deemed to be unjust.
“Whenever laws are enacted which contradict God’s law, civil disobedience becomes a Christian duty. In those cases we must disobey the state." John Stott
c. Speak ____________________.
d. Get involved _____________________.
e. Above all, ____________________________________.

Giving Online or Text to Give

Text to Give: Text Amount to 843212. Tap on the link that is sent and select Pendleton Street Baptist Church. Add your email, then enter payment amount. Give online - click the link below then select the fund & amount to donate. Enter your email address, then enter your banking information.Thank you for your generosity and support! 2 Corinthians 9:7-8

Home Group/Study Questions
These questions are provided for your further study and application of today’s sermon. Thoughtfully writing out the answers to these questions will help to drive home the truths we are learning.
1. Was there any passage of scripture or statement in the message today that was particularly meaningful or applicable to you?

2. God governs governments, and all governments are temporary. Read Revelation 18:1-24. How does the contemplation of the end of worldly governments serve to adjust your view of them?

3. Read 1 Peter 2:13-17and 3:13-17and 4:14-16. How do you imagine the Christians Peter is addressing went about applying these sets of instructions, knowing that much of the suffering and insults Peter and his congregation faced came as a result of the sinful, anti-Christian government under which they lived?

4. Read Titus 3:1-8. What types of Christian “good works” do you believe set the most impressive example of Christianity for our secular leaders?

5. How can you keep the Gospel pre-eminent in your mind, heart, and speech, particularly when thinking and talking about politics?

6. Read 1 Timothy 2:1-4. How much of your prayer life gives attention to governmental leaders? What have you done (or will you do) to increase your time and effort in praying for your government leaders?