Calvary BFC
GET OUT OF THE JUNGLE James 2:1-13
We say that we want to be like Jesus. But do we really want to humble ourselves and help people who can’t do much for us? Jesus left the glory of heaven in order to come to earth and show us love and mercy. Jesus died for us. Are we willing to live for people who can’t do much for us? That is what it takes to be like Jesus.
Locations & Times
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  • Calvary BFC
    6782 N Main St, Coopersburg, PA 18036, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
Guiding principle: Faith in Jesus is compromised by prejudice toward people.
I. Jungle law uses people- vv. 1-7
• Churches follow jungle law when they treat people as assets
• God doesn’t operate by jungle law
• Jungle law doesn’t favor Christians
II. God’s law helps people- vv. 8-13
• God’s royal law is the law of love
• When we use people, we break the law of love
• When we break the law of love, we become criminals
• To be judged mercifully by God, we must show mercy to others
Bottom Line: To get ahead in life, help people who can’t help you get ahead in life
Questions To Consider
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1. What is the connection between James 1:27 and these verses? What is the main point that James makes clear in verse 1?

2. How have churches been partial to some people and excluded others in the past? How might we be in danger of violating this command?

3. Why does it not make logical sense for a church to cater to those who can help us get ahead?

4. How does the example of Jesus guide you as you seek to love people who can’t do anything for you?

5. What opportunities do you have to show love to people who are in need? How will you pursue those opportunities this month?