Treat Everyone the Same

LPUC eNews – Sunday 5 September 2021

There is no in person worship this Sunday due to the current COVID restrictions, however you can still watch the service online.

James 2:1-13, Treat Everyone the Same 

What is your favourite colour, song, sport and food?  Each one of us may have favourite things, and to have favourite things might not be wrong but to show favouritism toward people or to show favouritism based on any preference might not be right as James challenges in today’s text (vs. 1).  In fact, James challenges us to think of living out our faith in a real context (vs. 2-4). 

Think about the example of Jesus.  Jesus welcomed all people.  No one was ever rejected; all were given a chance.  Jesus looked at the heart of people rather than their appearance or their income statements etc. In verses 8-11, James gives two reasons why favouritism and prejudice is contrary to the Bible and they are because of the command to love, and favouritism to be a sin just like more generally accepted.   

Then, in verses 12-13, James gives us a recommendation to look beyond the immediate results of our actions.  We need to aware that how we treat others shows our faith and reflects on the nature and character of our Lord.  Furthermore, James reminds us that we will be judged for the way we treat others.  The person who shows grace and mercy will triumph in the end. 

Today’s text reminds us that Jesus Christ embraces everyone by opening his arms fully and our arms should be open in the same way.  IL-Woong.

Dad Personal Assistant – Motion Worship

R.I.P. Jack – Gary Turk

Father’s Day Memories – Hyper Pixels Media

Afghan Christians warned to stay at home for their safety – Australian Prayer Network

Everyday Christian: When someone else wins Trivia Night – Eternity News

We Honour Fathers – Floodgate Productions

We Have Missed the Point of the Plague – Daily Declaration  

Library: If you’d like to share what you’re reading/watching or request a resource from the library, send an email to Naomi.Feigl@gmail.com and Lawrie.Bool@gmail.com.

Make men masculine again – PragerU

The Wiggles should just let kids be kids – Eternity News

Are fathers necessary? – PragerU

Yoga and the Image of God – Daily Declaration  

Father’s Day Field Guide – Hyper Pixels Media

Stepping up: a Father’s Day tribute

Shock as Melbourne Police repent and join in illegal worship service – Damascus Dropbear What’s in Store for the Women of Afghanistan – Daily Declaration

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Connect with people in Jesus;
Build each other up in faith; and to
Become Like Jesus.