Sermon - Religion that god Accepts is this... Impartial and Active Faith

Date: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 10:30am

Last week Rev Sadekie spoke about the 3 things James gave us to do to live out our religion in a way that pleases God.  James says that those who are truly religious do these three things.   They practice endurance of trials with grace.    They practice self-control. And they practice charity.  Rev Sadekie reminded us that we want to be a family who strives to be truly religious.

This week Rev Sadekie returned to the book of James for further study. 

On Sunday we were reminded that Faith is not simply believing, it is more than just hope, it has substance.  We are challenged in our ability to keep our faith impartial.

Truly religious people treat people with impartiality, all the same and not judged or relegated to a lessor place due to their circumstances.  It is so easy for us to judge another, especially another we do not know well, on their appearance or status.

We, as truly religious people, need to treat each person equally no matter who they are or who we think they are.  We need to be practical in our faith, we need to not just talk and pray, we need to do something about the situations we see and find.  It’s fine to pray that the homeless will find warmth and travel in peace.  But we need to try to provide food, and clothing, and blankets also. 

As we give thanks for what we have, and pray for those who do not have, we should also consider what we can do to correct situations that cause other to be in need.