Judgment or Mercy?

Text: James 2:1-13

We all like to think that we treat everyone the same. But the reality is that we all show partiality. Whether in the positive form of something like favoritism or the negative form of prejudice, even discrimination, we all struggle with treating people based on shallow external criteria. We are tempted to ignore it, but our partiality offends God and is incompatible with our faith in Christ. The way of Jesus is to show love and mercy rooted in the realization that we are all part of the poor God has chosen to be heirs of the kingdom. It is the grace and mercy showered on us that stirs our hearts to extend grace and mercy to others.

Video: An edited version of the video below was aired as part of Pastor Tom Rubino’s message. Please note this original video contains some language.


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