Faith and Partiality

July 19, 2020 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: James: True Faith Works

Topic: James Passage: James 2:1–2:13

Faith and Partiality
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 7/19/2020
James 2:1-13

Sermon Theme: True faith in Christ works itself out in every area of life, even in the midst of difficulties, because God uses trials to strengthen our faith in Christ. True believers are commanded and empowered to love their brothers and sisters in Christ without partiality, because God first loved us in Him!

I. CONDEMNATION OF PARTIALITY (James 2:1-4)
    A. Partiality in Context (James 1:1-27)
    B. Partiality Condemned (James 2:1)
    C. Partiality Illustrated (James 2:2-4)

II. EXPLANATION OF PARTIALITY (James 1:22-25)
    A. Contradicts the Truth of God (James 2:5)
    B. Contradicts the Truth of Society (James 2:6-7)
    C. Contradicts the Truth of Scripture (James 2:8-11)
        1. The Royal Law of Love
        2. The Sin of Partiality
        3. The Seriousness of Favoritism

III. CONSEQUENCES OF PARTIALITY (James 2:12-13)
    A. True Faith Liberates to Love (James 2:12)
    B. False Faith Condemns to Judgment (James 2:13)

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