2016-10-02 — Playing Favorites Just Doesn't Work

Church Year: Pentecost 20:
Date: October 2, 2016

Theme: Playing Favorites Just Doesn’t Work

1. It’s Inconsistent With The Christian Faith
2. It’s Inconsistent With The Grace Of God
– James 2:1-5

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 15 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 4 : God Himself Is Present Hymnary.org link
TLH 403 : Savior, Thy Dying Love Hymnary.org link
TLH 412 : May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill Hymnary.org link
Communion

Theme: Playing Favorites Just Doesn’t Work

1. It’s Inconsistent With The Christian Faith
2. It’s Inconsistent With The Grace Of God

James 2:1-5

The Sin of Partiality

2:1 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? (ESV)