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James 2 - Favorites
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    514 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
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    Sunday 10:00 AM
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    4155 N Thomas Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412, USA
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MISSIONS: Pray for Jerehmy & Emily O, missionaries in a sensitive region. Pray for wisdom while helping local believers navigate their faith and identity in a challenging environment.
LOCAL • EARLY • TOGETHER: Pray for people in your world that are in the midst of relational estrangements.
MULTIPLICATION: Pray for opportunity and provision to multiply into new communities.
First Dialogue Question:

When are favorites a good thing and when are they a bad thing? Examples and why.
Second Dialogue Question

If prejudice is widely embraced as being bad, why does it still exist?
Third Dialogue Question:

What are the personal, relational, communal and faith costs to prejudice?
Fourth Dialogue Question:

Why do you think James lumps discrimination and not being trustworthy together?

Why do you think James lumps segregating and evil thoughts together?
Deuteronomy 10:14-19 (God shows no partiality)
1 Samuel 16:7 (God looks at the heart)
Matthew 5:43-48 (Love your enemy)
Acts 10:34-38 (God shows no favoritism)
Ephesians 2:11-22 (No longer foreigners and strangers but fellow citizens)
Acts 10:9-48 (Peter sees that God shows no favoritism)
Fifth Dialogue Question:

How does prejudice short-circuit loving our neighbors?
Final Dialogue Questions:

How are James’ words moving you today?
What do you need to focus on?
What are your next steps?
Take It Deeper Questions:
Read James 2:1-13.
For what event would you consider buying the most expensive seats? Why?
In what ways have you had favorites with people/relationships? In what ways have those been good or bad?
How does favoritism impact loving our neighbors: living out “Local, Early and Together”?
How are you challenged and/or encouraged by James’ words in this portion of the text?

Reading Plan:
9-9 - James 2:1-13
9-10 - Proverbs 13
9-11 - Proverbs 14
9-12 - Proverbs 15
9-13 - Proverbs 16
9-14 - Proverbs 17
9-15 - Proverbs 18

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