THE LAW OF OUR LORD
In James 1:19-2:13, James discusses the importance of using “the Royal Law” to guide how we talk and interact with other people.
Sermon Outline The Law of Our Lord: James 1:19-2:13 The Law in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables James 1:19-21 Power of Anger Qualities of Righteousness: “Quick to Listen, slow to speak, slow to anger” Listening and Humility Greek term logos, or “word,” also means __________ (Jesus and His teaching/James and his teachings). James 1:22-27 James says to “listen to the word” and __________ (“do what it says”/“do what I say”). Our actions should be __________ (intentional and meaningful/hollow and meaningless). James 2:1-7 Favoritism in a Patron-Client Society James 2:8-11 The “Royal Law” à “to love your neighbor as yourself” We are not obligated to perform __________ (loving actions/sacrifices); we are obligated to perform __________ (loving actions/sacrifices). James 2:12-13 Our speech and action __________ (should/should not) be framed by each commandment in the Royal Law. Qualities of Righteousness: “Quick to mercy and slow to judge” Conclusion: Qualities of Righteousness: (1) “Quick to listen,” (2) “slow to speak,” (3) “slow to anger,” (4) quick to mercy, and (5) slow to judge.