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Video: The Sin of Partiality (James 2:1-7)

Justice Scales

Am I Showing Partiality?

It’s easy to do.

Imagine that a wealthy or famous person visits your small group.  How would you feel about them visiting?  Would you go out of your way to meet them?  Would you make sure they were introduced to others?

But then imagine that a poor, homeless person visited your group.  How would you feel about them visiting?  Would you respond to them in the same way?

Three Reasons

Here’s an 11-minute video message on James 2:1-7 which was given while Grace Church met in homes as we waited for approval to return to our central meeting place.

In this video I show what the sin of partiality involves, and the three reasons James gives to help us overcome it.

May God use His word to overcome the sin of partiality, so His glory will shine from the unity and love we have in Christ.



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4 Responses

  1. Victor Jacob says:

    Dear Ps. Stev greetings to you . Wonderful to see the site & message.


    Victor Jacob From ECC Abudhabi

  2. Rob S says:

    Thank you for this post. I was guilty of this exact sin yesterday in church. A younger kid who has issues came to our church and was having to be consoled by his mother during the service and all I could think about was ‘what a distraction’ it was for others. He had been to our church a few times already and accepted Christ but all that was in my heart during the service was judgement and lack of love.

    And then I come to your blog which I haven’t been to in several weeks and this is the first post I see.

    Please pray that my repentance is heartfelt and that I may have a right mind in loving any and all who come through our doors looking for a space to be loved.

  3. Joshua says:

    Thank you this post was refreshing.

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