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  • 1. James 2:1-13 http://rdcramblings.com/ +91 9434089987Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 2. [1-4] My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 3. [5-7] Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 4. [8-11] If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 5. [12-13] Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 6. Fear of man will snare, but whoever The fear of prove to be a trusts in the man LORD is kept safe. Pr 29:25Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 7. Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. Pr 29:25Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 8. Fear of man will The fear of human prove to be a opinion disables; snare, trusting in God but whoever protects you from trusts in the that. LORD is kept safe. Pr 29:25 (TM) Pr 29:25Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 9. Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 10. Are you suffering from a fear of man? Pilate Saul Aaron Peter You Me?Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 11. Are you suffering from a fear of man? Pilate Saul Aaron Peter You Me?Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 12. Idolatry -we turn people into idols that we worship—seeking 8to please them in snares from an original to earn their order idea at: approval or respect. theresurgence.com “People are our favourite idol” Paul/ApollosSunday 9 October 2011
  • 13. Idolatry -we turn people into idols that we worship—seeking to please them in order to earn their approval or respect. “People are our favourite idol” Paul/ApollosSunday 9 October 2011
  • 14. Idolatry -we turn people into idols that we worship—seeking to please them in order to earn their approval or respect. “People are our favourite idol” Paul/ApollosSunday 9 October 2011
  • 15. Idolatry -we turn Are you so busy people into idols that being someone we worship—seeking to pleaseor being else, them in order to earn theirby intimidated approval or respect. them, that you “People are our have stopped favourite idol” being you? Paul/ApollosSunday 9 October 2011
  • 16. Ineffectiveness - neglect God’s calling to us and lose focus on doing what God has told us because we’re too preoccupied with what others are thinking. Saul - the people - the possessions and AgagSunday 9 October 2011
  • 17. Ineffectiveness - neglect God’s calling to us and lose focus on doing what God has Are you doing told us because we’re too preoccupied told what God with what others are you to? thinking. Saul - the people - the possessions and AgagSunday 9 October 2011
  • 18. Lack of love - too concerned with “getting it right,” we turn people into projects to accomplish. Seek the Lord and live - Isa 40:31Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 19. Lack of love - too Are you busy concerned with “getting it right,” weMartha being turn people when Jesus is into projects to accomplish. for a looking Seek the Lord and Mary? live - Isa 40:31Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 20. Being a Fake - you don’t act like yourself. You’ll be a chameleon, adapting yourself to any situation for the sole purpose of fitting in.Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 21. Being a Fake - you don’thave called I act like yourself. You’ll be a chameleon, you to any adapting yourself situation name... by for the sole purpose of fitting in.Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 22. Apathy - you stop taking risks because of your past, the potential for embarrassment, or for failure.Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 23. Past mistakes do not determine your Apathy - you stop taking risks because of future - David your past, the potential was a murderous for embarrassment, or for failure. - and a adulterer man after God’s heartSunday 9 October 2011
  • 24. Dishonesty - speaking truth into someone’s life can be painful. If we fear their response necessary words will remain unsaid because we care more about ourselves (being liked) than we do about the person. This always creates long-term damage.Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 25. when Cephas came to Dishonesty - speaking Antioch, I opposed him to truth into someone’s life his face...For before can be painful. If wefrom certain men came fear their response necessary James, he was eating with words will remain unsaid the Gentiles; but when because we care more they came he drew back about ourselves (being and separated himself, fearing thewe do about liked) than circumcision party. And This rest of the the person. the always Jews acted hypocritically creates long-term damage. along with him...Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 26. Being isolated - in control you don’t delegate because others might not do a good job (or a better job), which could reflect poorly on your performance and reputation.Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 27. Being isolated - in control you don’t Saul feared delegate because others David because might not do a good job (or a better job), which the Lord was could reflect poorly on with himand your performance reputation.Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 28. Decision Paralysis - living out of fear rather than out of the convictions God has given us, we spin in circles unable to move forward.Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 29. When was the last time you Decision Paralysis - did something living out of fear rather than out of the new - are you convictions God has stuckwe spin rut? given us, in a in circles unable toyou or Is God using move forward. putting up with you?Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 30. Time to repent Time to reaffirm your view of God, your love for God, your desire for GodSunday 9 October 2011
  • 31. Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 32. Would the world miss this church?Sunday 9 October 2011
  • 33. We do well to remember that it is just as much a sign of favouritism to pander to the mob as it is to flatter a tyrant BarclaySunday 9 October 2011
  • 34. I am really longing to meet somebody who has got money but who has a heart as though they haven’t got it! Bob GordonSunday 9 October 2011
  • 35. If we absolutely refuse to show mercy to others, we demonstrate that we have never truly received God’s mercy ourselves. BlombergSunday 9 October 2011
  • 36. The most radical treatment for the fear of man is the fear of the Lord. God must be bigger to you than people are.... Regarding other people, our problem is that we need them (for ourselves) more than we love them (for the glory of God). The task God sets for us is to need them less and love them more. Ed WelchSunday 9 October 2011