Sunday, April 17, 2016

Faith Without Favor

James 2:1-13                   April 17, 2016            Link for audio/video/manuscript 

Favoritism is not compatible with a living faith in Jesus Christ because living faith in Jesus Christ is rooted in the character of God, a God who does not show partiality” towards anyone. How we treat people reveals the motives of our hearts; in all cases of judging the differences between people, the standard we use in measuring them is the standard of ourselves. We will only pass the preference test that our living faith in Jesus Christ is real when we treat all people in light of God’s purposes in that God is to always be exalted in and over and above all things that happen to us in life. May we live out a living faith with no other favor than to show mercy to others!