View People Like Christ, Not Like the World (For Student Pastors)

Quintell Hill |
August 25, 2017

Quintell Hill | James 2:1-3 | Iron on Iron | Saturday AM

The Bible calls Christians to live through the eyes of faith, transformed by the Holy Spirit. As pastors, leading others in this countercultural perspective is our privilege. We can be certain that the Word of God is going to accomplish the work of God, for the glory of God…and we get to be a part of it! But first, we must remove the cultural “glasses” that cloud our vision toward those different from us. The Bible speaks directly against partiality of any kind in James 2, and we must evaluate ourselves continually by allowing the Holy Spirit to root out sin we don’t even know is present.

At the end of the day, we must speak and act like Jesus. We must teach the Truth, live Truth, and love others with the love of Christ. Let’s make sure the local church looks like the Kingdom of God envisioned in Revelation — filled with every tribe and tongue to the glory of God.

Reference passages: Deuteronomy 10:17-18, Leviticus 19:15, 1 Corinthians 1:26-29

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