Doin Work - "Don't Be A Hater"

Main Thought: Man looks on the outward, but God looks at the heart.

Message Explanation: In today’s culture, we treat people differently as if some are more important than others. James says we cannot make these distinctions in our mind. “My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?” For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? James 2:1-4.

 

Doin Work Series: Week 4

Main Point: Show your faith by helping someone in need.

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Main Teaching point: Show your faith by helping someone in need. 

Message Explanation: “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions?” James 2:14. The big question for the night was, “If you were put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” Sometimes we know just the right “Christian” thing to say, don’t we? Our prayers sound fancy, but they lack a humble heart. We wear the Christian T-shirts that says, “Jesus is my homeboy” or “God answers Knee-mail!” Maybe even a Jesus fish on your bumperWhat are we doing to show our faith to people in need?  We learned that we cannot earn salvation (Ephesians 2:8-10). We are not saved by good works but saved FOR good works! If you are a follower of Christ, it should completely obvious! Students were encouraged to find practical ways to serve others this week!