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Lesson 9 Week of November 29, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation
Background Passages: James 2 Lesson Passage: James 2: 1-13
"A COMMUNITY OF EQUALS"
I. The Danger of Favoritism (James 2: 1-8)
II.The Consequences of Favoritism (James 2: 9-13)
THE MAIN THOUGHT
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? (James 2: 9-13)
Favoring one person or group over others is a commom occurrence in human relationships. Why is it unacceptable to show partiality to certain people or groups? James reminds us that love requires us to treat everyone equally.
To learn that partiality has no place in God's house.
To Practice impartiality in one's personal dealings, particularly within the Church.
God's Word in Life
Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation
Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "A COMMUNITY OF EQUALS"
I. The Danger of Favoritism (James 2: 1-8) King James Version
1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
II.The Consequences of Favoritism (James 2: 9-13) King James Version
9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:
CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you for your word teaching us that we should love like you love and love others like you ove us. We know that this is your greatest command to all human kind. Help us not to be so self-loving until we don't know how to love others. Thank you for showing us the greatest love by sending your only Son to the earth to redeem us back to you. We love you for that mirculious demonstration for all to kow your love for all. In Jesus name Amen!