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How to Treat People Right

Developing a Faith That Works

How To Treat people Right - James 2:1-7

James 2:1-2  My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism. 

 

  1. Partiality Is Contrary to God’s Commands - vs. 1

 

               Deut 1:16-17

               1 Chron 19:7

               Malachi 2”8-9

               Luke 20:21

               Acts 10:34

               Rom 2:11

               Eph 6:9

 

  1. Partiality Has Many Faces - vss. 2-3

 

               Prejudice - Acts 8

 

               Defanging the Gospel - Luke 18

              

Favoritism  -  Gen 37:34

 

                Eph 6:4, 

 

               Col 3:21-22       

 

 

  1. Partiality Is Contemptible Fourfold

 

               4a - It reveals a divided…

 

 

               4b - It reveals a perverted…

 

                              John 7:24

 

               5 - It fails to be realistic…

 

                              Luke 1:52-53                    1 Cor. 1:26-30

 

               6-7 - It flatters the social group most

 

  1. Partiality Cannot Stand in the Face of the Lord of Glory

 

               What did the author of our faith do for you?

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