What is partiality?
Why does faith in Christ preclude partiality? Galations 3: 26-28
What example of partiality does James give?
What’s the problem with this? Distorted sense of reality.
God’s chosen poor
How does God view the rich and poor?
Why the seeming preference for the poor?
How can they lead others to God? Clear dependence on God. No self-sufficiency.
What did Jesus say about this? Matthew 25:31-46
The Royal Law
What is this “royal law”? Why “royal”? It is the law of the New Covenant given by the King of Kings (sermon on the mount) Matthew 22:37-40
Why is partiality a sin against the royal law of love?
What else is required of us?
How does this relate to partiality?
What is the central message of James? Verses 14, 17, 18, 20, 26
How would you describe the faith here? Intellectual, dead, incomplete
What did Jesus say about faith and works? Matthew 7:21
What is the challenge made here?
Verses 21, 25
What two examples of “living faith” does James give? Abraham (Israelite) and Rahab (Gentile)
How was Abraham’s faith made complete?
Abraham was called “the friend of God”. When are we considered JEsus’ friends? John 15:14
How was Rahab’s faith made complete? Hebrews 11:31
Explain the analogy