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Latest Series: Contending for the Faith

07.16.23 | James 2: 1-13

Rod VanSolkema

Date: July 16, 2023

Category: Message

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Sermon Application Questions

Read James 2:1-14

In the synagogues where Christians were worshipping when James was written, it was the rich that were treated with special favor and the poor were judged - this was a reflection of the greater Roman culture. How was this completely opposite from God's view of the rich and poor? How do Christians individually and churches today fall into this same trap?

Rod said that the gospel is Jesus giving up His glory on the cross so that we now have His glory. What does this mean and how does it impact you and your life?

In Matthew 5:3, the first beatitude is that, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." What does it mean to be poor in spirit? How are you poor in spirit?

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