This sermon is a companion to a previous sermon: With Respect of Persons - James 2:1 (Part 1)
James 2:1 reads, “My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.”
James 2:1 opens the sixth paragraph of this epistle with a direct and distinct prohibition against showing “respect of persons.” As such, this prohibition establishes the contextual setting for the rest of the paragraph. Grammatically, this verse presents a Biblical imperative for our daily Christian walk. Furthermore, this Biblical imperative can be divided grammatically into four parts. First, there is the direct address of loving concern for our daily Christian walk – “My brethren.” Second, there is the main clause of spiritual caution for our daily Christian walk – “Have not the faith.” Third, there is the prepositional phrase concerning the established center for our daily Christian walk – “Of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.” Finally, there is the prepositional phrase concerning the forbidden characteristic in our daily Christian walk – “With respect of persons.” In the part of the message, we considered the first two of these truths. Now, in this second part of the message, we shall consider the latter two of these truths.