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  • God's Favorite Things Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Oct 5, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 6,147 views

    When God saw David as a man after His own heart, he noticed three important character traits He still values today: spirituality, humility, and integrity.

    The LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people. From 1 Samuel 13:14 What does God look for in our hearts? I Spirituality A. A life alive with His Spirit B. God is looking for men and women whose hearts are completely His for ...read more

  • The Favoritism

    Contributed by Jung Lee on Jan 15, 2024
    based on 1 rating
     | 437 views

    When faced with choosing between friends or family members, the dilemma intensifies. This is where favoritism, the act of unfairly preferring one person or thing over others, comes into the picture.

    Greetings to all. Let's ponder on something: each day, we make 35,000 decisions! They can be trivial, like selecting socks, or monumental, like deciding how to allocate our time and energy in relationships. When faced with choosing between friends or family members, the dilemma intensifies. ...read more

  • Isaac's Favorite, Rebekah's Favorite

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Sep 21, 2015
     | 5,029 views

    To show that spiritual things/matter (things that are invisible) outweighs physical things. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (Amplified Bible) For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship t

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you after spiritual things? Yes. Colossians 3:2 Colossians 3:2 (Amplified Bible) And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that spiritual ...read more

  • Showing No Favoritism Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 30, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 8,540 views

    The church must be the one place in the world where the things which serve to classify and separate people must not be allowed.

    Introduction: A. I read a story about what happened at a church one Sunday morning. 1. As the congregation began to arrive they found a dirty, old vagrant lying beside the church’s front door. 2. Some looked at him and said how awful that someone looking like that is lying outside our beautiful ...read more

  • Favoritism

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Mar 19, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 8,618 views

    Favoritism is a serious mistake because: 1. It is a sin. 2. Appearances can be deceiving 3. God opposes the proud.

    I vividly remember talking with another pastor one day who had been given a very impressive appointment to one of the largest churches in our conference. As he was talking to me and a couple of other pastors, he was explaining how different this church was from his previous experiences. ...read more

  • No Favorites

    Contributed by Tim Vamosi on Jan 7, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,529 views

    don’t assume that one person is more important than another – don’t treat people differently.

    "No Favorites" James 2:1-13 OPEN: So today we are going to continue our expository study through the book of James and this morning we are starting into chapter two of this marvelous book. This morning Pastor James -- the pastor of the church in Jerusalem - wants to talk to us about the ...read more

  • Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Aug 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,645 views

    God see all believers the same - we should not show favortism to the people that can give us an advantage.

    Favoritism James 2:1-13 This morning we are still looking at topics related to a “faith that works” from the book of James. As I was looking at the scripture I thought about teachers pets in elementary school. Were any of you considered a teachers pet??? One of those favorite students that ...read more

  • Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jun 17, 2011
     | 10,086 views

    WE must guard against this subtle sin, it can do a lot of damage.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Have you noticed that in life there are sins that we really do not give much thought to? • We understand big ones like, murder, stealing, etc... You can add to the list. • There are sins that are a little more subtle. On the surface they do not really seem to cause much ...read more

  • Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Feb 19, 2023
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,130 views

    This is the 4th Sermon in the Series "Jesus' Half Brother- James". This Series is from the Book of James.

    Series: Jesus’ Half Brother- James [#4] FAVORITISM James 2:1-13 Introduction: What does a Christian look like? You don’t know what’s inside a person by what they look like. Many people make their decision about a person based upon their appearance, or their color of skin, or their age, or ...read more

  • The Face Of Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry N. Watts on May 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,537 views

    After 8 months sidetrack, this message brings us back to James to hear his words about living and life. Favoritism is an ugly thing anywhere at anytime, but especially for God’s family.

    The Face of Favoritism James 2:1-13 * I recently read a story about a man who was the interim pastor of a church. He hadn’t been at the church for long, so the people didn’t know him very well yet. (Interim pastors are in a very unique position. Many times they have a lot more insight into what’s ...read more

  • God's Favorites Have No Favorites

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Sep 1, 2013
     | 6,059 views

    Believers know that God's love for all motivates and empowers them to show love to all.

    A man and 24 of his friends and family and were refused service at a restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. The reason: Michael Brown and his group are African-American. Apparently another customer - a white woman - complained that she felt threatened by their presence and Brown and his ...read more

  • Favoritism Vs Faith Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Feb 28, 2015
     | 4,654 views

    Some things are inconsistent with faith in Jesus Christ. Playing favorites in church is sin, plain and simple.

    My brothers, show no favoritism as you hold your faith in the glorious Lord Jesus Christ. If a man wearing gold rings and fine clothes enters your assembly and also a poor man wearing ragged clothing enters, if you look at the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Sit here in a good ...read more

  • Our Favorite Indoor Sport Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 30, 2001
    based on 45 ratings
     | 6,179 views

    The things that divide the body: are they worth it?

    THE THINGS THAT DIVIDE US Rom 14:1-12  The favorite indoor sport of most Christians is sizing up each other, identifying the differences, and slicing up the body of Christ. 1) In case you have not looked around lately we are very different. We look different, we act different, we talk ...read more

  • Partiality And Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Oct 9, 2019
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,530 views

    James teaches us that showing partiality or favoritism is actually a sin and spells out how we can more easily avoid falling into this temptation.

    This passage begins a new section in James. There are certain temptations and trials that are constantly confronting us. One of the strongest is that of showing partiality or favoritism, of discriminating against people. READ James 2:1. So, here we have the charge against showing partiality. ...read more

  • Playing Favorites Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Aug 10, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,920 views

    Trying to secure our status in God's sight by checking off a list of church activities won't give us enough credit to get away with looking down on our neighbor.

    Mahatma Gandhi wrote in his autobiography that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and considered converting to Christianity. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus he could find the solution to the caste system that was dividing the people of India. So one Sunday he decided ...read more