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Rebeca Monzo
Rebeca Monzo
Sunday, May 17, 2020
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The Book of James: Ancient Wisdom For Right Now

Remember the Poor (James 2:1-13)

My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favour some people over others?

2 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. 3 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, 4 doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?

5 Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? 6 But you dishonour the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? 7 Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?

8 Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” 9 But if you favour some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.

10 For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws. 11 For the same God who said, “You must not commit adultery,” also said, “You must not murder.” So if you murder someone but do not commit adultery, you have still broken the law.

12 So whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free. 13 There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.

1. Favouritism flows out of evil motives

2. Favouritism violates God’s law of love

Lyrics

Way Maker

Verse 1
You are here moving in our midst
I worship You I worship You
You are here working in this place
I worship You I worship You


Chorus
(You are) Way Maker Miracle Worker Promise Keeper
Light in the darkness my God that is who You are


Verse 2
You are here touching ev'ry heart
I worship You I worship You
You are here healing ev'ry heart
I worship You I worship You


Verse 3
You are here turning lives around
I worship You I worship You
You are here mending ev'ry heart
I worship You yeah I worship You Lord


Tag
That is who You are
That is who You are
That is who You are
That is who You are


Bridge
Even when I don't see it You're working
Even when I don't feel it You're working
You never stop You never stop working
You never stop You never stop working

Graves Into Gardens

 

Verse 1
I searched the world but it couldn't fill me
Man's empty praise and treasures that fade
Are never enough
Then You came along and put me back together
And every desire is now satisfied here in Your love


Chorus
Oh there's nothing better than You
There's nothing better You
Lord there's nothing
Nothing is better than You


Verse 2
I'm not afraid to show You my weakness
My failures and flaws
Lord You've seen them all
And You still call me friend
'Cause the God of the mountain
Is the God of the valley
And there's not a place
Your mercy and grace won't find me again


Bridge
You turn mourning to dancing
You give beauty for ashes
You turn shame into glory
You're the only one who can

You turn graves into gardens
You turn bones into armies
You turn seas into highways
You're the only one who can

The Blessing

 

Verse
The Lord bless you
And keep you
Make his face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn his
Face toward you
And give you peace


Chorus
Amen
Amen
Amen


Bridge
May his favor
Be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family
And your children
And their children
And their children


May his presence
Go before you
And behind you
And beside you
All around you
And within you
He is with you
He is with you


In the morning
In the evening
In your coming
And your going
In your weeping
And rejoicing
He is for you
He is for you


Tag
He is for you
He is for you