TEXT:  JAMES 2:1-13

I. God’s love is to be shown genuinely and equally   JAMES 2:1-4

  1. Because God shows His love to each of us equally (v. 1)
  2. Because we are all poor and needy before God (v. 2)
  3. Because we are all the same before God (v. 3)
  4. Because God is the judge of all of us (v. 4)

II. God’s love honors others, not dishonors them      JAMES 2:5-7

  1. God’s people should follow God’s example in their behavior (v. 5)
  2. God’s people should honor those that God honors in their behavior (v. 6)
  3. God’s people should not blaspheme His name in their behavior (v. 7)

III. God’s love motivates us to fulfill God’s will      JAMES 2:8-13

  1. Fulfilling the royal law of God to love others (vv. 8-9)
  2. Being redeemed by the only one who fulfilled God’s law for us (vv. 10-11)

C. Preparing us for our accountability to the Lord based on His Word (vv. 12-13)

  • Action Points:
    • What difference do I need to let God make in my life today in order to honor God more.
    • What is God’s Word motivating me to do in my treatment of others for His glory.