Faith Shows No Partiality
1. Favoritism is Opposed to What We Believe (vs. 1-4)
- When favoritism reigns, we judge others with evil intentions
- Battle favoritism by treating another with love and humility
2. Favoritism is Opposed to Who We are (vs. 5-7)
- When favoritism reigns, we forget our identity in Christ
- Battle favoritism by remembering “whose” you are and “who” you are in Christ!
Discussion Questions to Go Deeper:
- What are the main differences between the two visitors in this passage?
- How does James say that the people in the church responded to each man? How would you respond to these people if they walked into our youth group?
- What are some ways that a person could show an attitude of favoritism and judge with the wrong motives?
- What does it mean to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom? Who has God promised this honor to?
- Read Luke 4:16–21 and 14:12–14. What do these Scriptures teach about Jesus’s attitude towards the poor?
- Read 1 Corinthians 1:26–31. What does Paul teach in this passage about who God calls and uses?
- Read 2 Corinthians 8:7-9. What did Christ do in order to give us the riches of salvation?