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Thank you for listening in our podcast at Grace & Truth Community Church.  We post weekly sermons from our church in Evansville, Indiana, USA.  May God bless you to know Jesus more fully and love others more deeply.

 

Sep 10, 2018

9/9/18 - Pastor Kevin

Our true hope and treasure is in Christ Jesus Alone. We should not look at people based on income, status, race, sex, or ability, or politics. All humans beings have dignity worth and value. 
 
CALL TO WORSHIP 
 
Psalm 10:10–13 KJV
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.”  

 

Sermon Text

James 2:1-7

"My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?"

 

Leviticus 19:15
“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.”
 
Malachi 2:9
“So I make you despised and abased before all the people, inasmuch as you do not keep my ways but show partiality in your instruction.”
 
Proverbs 22:2
“The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the maker of them all.”
 
Vs. 1 - TRUE FAITH SHOWS NO PARTIALITY
 
Vs. 2-4 - PARTIALITY LOOKS LIKE  THIS
 
Vs. 5-7 - DON’T BE A HYPOCRITE!
 
BENEDICTION/COMMISSION
 
Hebrews 12:1-2
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”