In this episode of the Sisters In Christ podcast, we talk about our favorite school subjects, the sin of partiality, loving your neighbor as yourself, being hypocritical, and how faith without works is dead.
We recommend you read the passage before you listen to the episode. You can find James chapter 2 HERE.
Here are some discussion questions for after you listen:
The first topic we address is partiality and how James considers it a sin. What do you think about partiality? Why do you think it’s considered a sin? Have you been judged by your outward appearance before? How did that make you feel and why?
Luella talks about Luke 6 (She says Luke 4, but the actual passage is in Luke 6!) and explains that we should love those who don’t really deserve it and hurt us. What do you think the hardest part of this is? How can you do this in your life?
I then go on to talk about how we should love by God’s standard that is eternal and everlasting. Read through Luke 6:27-36 and consider what God’s standard means.
Preaching a great message but being hypocritical and not doing yourself is also sin. Everyone is most likely guilty of this at some point, even us on the podcast and the blog. We’ve all fallen short of the glory of God and we’re learning with you guys. Have you ever been hypocritical before? Who did we say should be the ultimate role-model?
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.James 2:14-17
We should again be doers of the word and not just hearers only. I talk about the story of Abraham and Isaac and Abraham’s amazingfaith in following God whether there was a solution or not. How does this story make you feel? How can you start walking the walk as well as talking the talk?
We hope you enjoyed this episode on the podcast! Tune in next time to hear Journey Through James Part 3!