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All of us like to be treated special....But we cannot show favoritism, so this may be a problem.
In terms of favoritism and partiality, we must put our "faith to our feet" and show EVERYONE the love of Christ and present the Gospel.
Sunday Sermon June 24, 2012 Mountain Rock Church of Christ
Pastor Michael Geddie continues the study of the Book of James with the message "Playing Favorites", this week dealing with partiality and favoritism. Pastor Michael explores James 2:1-13, and digs into what God has to say about playing favorites, about making distinctions, and about judging others.
Loyalty can be the glue that holds a community together, or a bitter glue that keeps factions together as they rip a community apart. What is loyalty?
We are not to show favoritism. You should not treat a regular person any differently than a famous person. We need to be accepting and friendly to everyone who walks in the doors of the church. We are called to love others as we love ourselves. Favoritism is about what a person can do for me, how they can improve my status. Favoritism is loving myself more than I love others. Another's gifting does not take away from my gifting. Life is a celebration, not a competition.
Why is that we so easily judge by appearances? What do we base our judgments on and how does the relate to how God treats us? Discrimination is a much deeper issue than we often think. It cuts to heart of what we believe about God.