Partiality in the Pew! (5 of 14) by Ernest Easley

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Partiality in the Pew! (5 of 14)
Series: Christianity in Shoeleather
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
James 2:1-13
August 19, 2007

Now you talk about CHRISTAINITY IN SHOELEATHER ...that's the book of James! He takes the truths of scripture and explains it on a level where everybody can understand it .. including you!
Now for several weeks .. he has been explaining to us what's involved in Welcoming the Word of God into our lives. How we must be Swift to Hear .. Slow to Speak .. Slow to Wrath. How God's word makes a difference in us!
God's Word in us makes a difference in how we do marriage. God's Word in us makes a difference in how we raise our children. God's Word in us makes a difference in how we do business. God's word in us makes a difference in how we treat one another.
Get into the Word and let the Word get into you and see the difference God's Word in you makes.
Now before we begin reading in chapter 2.1 .. let me ask you a question? Are you going to be a hearer only or a doer of God's Word this morning? Are you going to apply God's word or be angry at God's word today?
Now I can hear some of you thinking, "Well, it just depends on what the message is about. It depends on if I like it or not." Liking it or not liking it is not the issue. Here's the issue: Are you going to be a doer of the word and experience God's blessing and best OR are you doing to be a hearer only .. not applying it and miss God's blessing and best. THAT'S the issue every time we meet around His word.
You decide to be a doer of the word and see how God begins to transform your life .. transform your marriage .. transform your family ... and yes .. transform this fellowship! Choose to be a doer of the word!
Now look with me to chapter 2. Apparently when the believers met for worship .. some of the members were showing partiality or favoritism to some of their guests.
How they dressed determined where they were being seated. Those who were dre ...


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