March 17 sermon

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March 17 sermon

  1. 1. This is my Bible. It is God speaking to me. I am who it says I am. I can do what it says I can do.I can have what it says I can have. So I open my heart today to hear God speak a word to me that will change my life forever.
  2. 2. PARTIALITYCHECKJames 2:1-13Good Works Series Part 2
  3. 3. We look at whatpeople HAVE andhow they canHELP us
  4. 4. favoritism/partiality(verb) Greek „diakrino‟ –toseparate, distinguish, discern, judge, decide
  5. 5. favoritism/partiality(noun) „proskilis‟ –inclination toward
  6. 6. I. God was IMPARTIALwhen He chose to save you.
  7. 7. Deuteronomy 10:17-18The Lord you God is supreme over allgods and over all powers. He is greatand mighty, and He is to be obeyed. HEDOES NOT SHOW PARTIALITY and He ,does not accept bribes. He makes surethat orphans and widows are treatedfairly; He loves the foreigners who livewith our people, and gives them foodand clothes.
  8. 8. Acts 10:34Peter: I now realize that it istrue that God treats everyonethe same.
  9. 9. Romans 2:11For God judges everyone by thesame standard…
  10. 10. II. Partiality is SIN.
  11. 11. James 2:8-9Treating one person as MOREIMPORTANT than another
  12. 12. James 2:13Not showing mercy will makeyou FEAR the judgment day
  13. 13. III. Do NOTHING out ofpartiality.
  14. 14. We are not toDISCRIMINATE.
  15. 15. We are not to be a RACIST.
  16. 16. We are not to put othersdown based onSEX, SOCIAL status oreconomics.
  17. 17. LOOK AT EVERYONETHROUGH THE EYES OF CHRIST!
  18. 18. Memory Verse: Romans 10:12“GOD IS THE SAME LORD OF ALL AND RICHLYBLESSES ALL WHO CALL TO HIM.”
  19. 19. Reflection• Are you guilty of this?How?• What good works will youdo to change this attitude?

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