A Respecter of Persons

James 2:1-13

(Acts 10:34) "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:"

He was quite correct. God is not a respecter of persons…He does not show partiality or favoritism, and neither should we!

(James 2:1) "My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons."

What is James talking about here? He is warning the believer against showing favoritism or partiality. Which means to pay special attention to a person because of his wealth, social standing, position, authority, popularity, looks, or influence.

I. General Warning Against Showing Favoritism.

II. The Picture of Partiality. v2-3

III. What is Wrong with Showing Favoritism.

IV. Specific Warnings Against Being a Respecter of Persons.

How we treat others reflects our relationship to God. James warns us tonight to not be respecters of persons. We are challenged to be like Christ. Are we guilty of having respect of persons? Maybe it isn't about their economic status…perhaps it is about their age…their appearance…etc. People need the Lord…all people, from all backgrounds and cultures!

(Mat 5:16) "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."