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  • Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Aug 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,452 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 ...read more

  • Favoritism

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Mar 19, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,002 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

  • Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jun 17, 2011
     | 2,959 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 ...read more

  • No Favorites

    Contributed by Tim Vamosi on Jan 7, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,308 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

  • God's Favorites Have No Favorites

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Sep 3, 2013
     | 2,022 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

  • Isaac's Favorite, Rebekah's Favorite

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Sep 23, 2015
     | 1,679 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 ...read more

  • The Face Of Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on May 22, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,608 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

  • Playing Favorites Series

    Contributed by Josh Reich on May 14, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,482 views

    All of play favorites. It has become so common place that nobody raises an eyebrow to it. In fact, if you don’t play favorites, you stand out.

    For many of us, when we think of high school we have moments when we cringe. Maybe it is when you see a picture of yourself of what you looked like. The picture from prom. Or a picture form your air guitar band. You knew that was coming back. Maybe though, you can remember the feeling of ...read more

  • Showing No Favoritism Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 1, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,227 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 Forbidden

    Contributed by Mark Hiehle on Jul 19, 2001
    based on 167 ratings
     | 6,351 views

    This sermon deals with how we see and treat others, even in the church.

    James 2:1-13 "Favoritism Forbidden" By Pastor Mark Hiehle In our society today, we like to think of ourselves as open-minded and fair. We pride ourselves in believing that we look past externals and avoid making personal judgments of others. Unfortunately, this is not usually true, ...read more

  • Playing Favorites Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Aug 10, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,944 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

  • Dealing With Favoritism

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,411 views

    We have become comfortable with it, even in church, but the roots of this sinful attitude and behavior are deep in our hearts. We need to dig it up!

    Passage: James 2:1-13 Intro: When a behavior or attitude becomes the norm in a society, it becomes very easy as Christians to embrace it as our own. 1. and this is especially true when the socially acceptable attitude is one that we believe ourselves. 2. there are certain things that just ...read more

  • The Sins Of Favoritism

    Contributed by Richard White on Feb 8, 2004
    based on 63 ratings
     | 5,465 views

    The church does not and should not have a caste system. The church is not a place of racism nor classism, yet why are we not growing?

    The sins of Favoritism James 2:1-13 (Instruction: Come in dressed well) Jesus Christ is the Lord who left the glory of heaven and came to this corruptible world to save sinners like us. He humbled himself, laid aside His position in heaven, and became like us. He was born is dire ...read more

  • The Backsliders Favorite Verse

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 123 ratings
     | 6,170 views

    Matthew 7:1 is probably the most quoted verse and least understood verses of the Bible. In this message we will learn three wrong motives for judging others, and three right motives.

    Mat 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or ...read more

  • Refusing To Play Favorites Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Sep 30, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,523 views

    If you want God's favor, don't treat people with favoritism.

    Something very interesting happened on Monday night when people who normally hate on the Packers were suddenly on their side when a blown call by the replacement officials gave the win to the Seahawks. Even Bear fans expressed sympathy to me all week. Well, except for one guy who called me a ...read more