The Sin of Partiality – James 2:1-13

I. The principle explained

Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.

Acts 10:34-35 Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,  (35)  but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.

II. The principle illustrated

Luke 4:20 And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.

III. The hypocrisy of favoritism

IV. The Christians Duty

Mark 12:29-31 Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD;  (30) AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ (31)  “The second is this, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

V. The Christians response?

Some people are posting on social media

Some people are protesting in the streets

Some are donating silently

Some are educating themselves

Some are having tough conversations with friends and family

A revolution has many lanes – be kind to yourself and to others who are traveling in the same direction. Just keep your foot on the gas -Viola Davis

“The only thing we can’t do is nothing”

Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

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