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Jesus Justice: Jesus & Favoritism

Read James 2:1-13


Favoritism (Greek - Prosoplempsia): Lifting up someones face with idea of judging only by their appearance.


The Command:

1. Do not show __________. (v. 1)


The Example:

2. Judging people by their __________. (vv. 2,3)


The Verdict:

3. Favoritism is discrimination and ____. (v. 4)


The Inconsistency:

4. It doesn’t match with God’s _________. (vv. 5-7)


The Sentence:

5. Blatant discrimination is ______. (vv. 8-11)


The Answer:

6. Show your genuine faith and be ________. (vv. 12,13)



Going Deeper Questions

1. Remember a time when you may have been judged by your appearance. How did it make you feel?


2. Read James 2:10-11. What is discrimination to you. What does James call discrimination?


3. Read Job 34:10-19. What do these verses say about God. What then does it say about those who follow God?


4. Read Acts 10:23-40. What did Peter learn about God? How is this applied to the church today and in your personal life?


5. Search your heart to discover any ways you may be showing favoritism. Ask God to change your heart and intentionally look for ways to reach out to all people.


Blanks: 1. favoritism, 2. appearance, 3. evil, 4. character, 5. murder, 6. merciful.

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