Favoritism

Peter Preaches to Cornelius Household - Acts 10:34 – 10:48 (commentary)

God makes it clear through Peter’s teaching that the Good News of Christ is for everyone (vv. 34- 35). We should never allow culture, prejudice, geography, economic situations or educational levels keep us from telling others about Christ. In every nation there are people who are …

Beware of Personal Favorites - James 2:1 – 2:9 (commentary)

God doesn’t play favorites. The Christians in the early church evidently were having a problem of showing favoritism. James is saying that there is no place to pick and choose with the wrong motives, with our self-centered desires in mind. In this chapter he gives five reason …

Isaac Plans to Give Esau His Blessing - Genesis 27:1 – 27:10 (commentary)

Chapter 27 is one of the saddest chapters in Genesis. Everyone is doing the wrong thing and this is especially true of Isaac. It all began when Esau and Jacob were born and when Isaac and Rebekah each chose a favorite son. This is a special warning to believing parents who are li …