Favoritism and Partiality

Here are a few quotes (mine and others’) from my sermon this past Sunday: “Country Club Christianity.”

“My Brothers, do not have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with respect of persons.”

James 2:1

“The way we behave towards people indicates what we really believe about God.”

Warren Wiersbe

“Look at everyone through the eyes of Christ.  If the person is a Christian, we can receive him because Christ lives in him.  If he is not a Christian, we can receive him because Christ died for him.”

Unknown

“We must see others through the eyes of Christ.  If you view others as an American, you will have difficulty loving certain nationalities because of what they have done to your country.  If you view others as a white person, your perspective of others will be ‘colored’ by your experiences and social environment of your background.  Only when we view others as a Christian can we treat them with a Christ-honoring, grace manifesting love.”

“We are most comfortable around those we are like.  But to ignore the needs of those different from us is to deny the grace of God.”

“A church of ‘cliques,’ ‘classes,’ and ‘clans,’ is not a church that will magnify the grace of God to an unbelieving world.”

“Christian love means treating others the way God has treated me.  It is an act of the will, not an emotion that I try to manufacture.”

“Country Club Christianity” (Sermon preached May 31st, 2009)

“Whatever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them.”

Jesus

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