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Urgent Prayer Request

Pray for this family and all of the poor people of Ibadan, Nigeria that are under attack as I write in Jesus' name. Amen. I request to all of my FB fans to pray for my adopted Daughter/nieces in Ibadan, Nigeria where at this present time the army with patrols and tanks are fighting in the streets. Pray for Opelusi Deborah and all of the people. She and her family are Christians in a country that is mostly Islamic/Muslims; there in Nigeria, Christians are killed, maim, imprisoned without cause for decades or tortured. Please pray with me for their divine protection through Christ Jesus for the Father Yahweh. Let your FB friends know and request for them to pass this along to their friends. May the Lord Yahweh bless you all in His precious Son's name. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

July 4: Making DistinctionsJames 2:1–13
We’re often entranced by those who have what we don’t—riches, popularity, position, and power. We want to befriend cool moms, hipsters with ironic mustaches, and supervisors who can get us to the next step on the corporate ladder. We relate to them differently, even though we know we shouldn’t.
Our problem is one of perception. In his letter, James reprimands members of the early church community who were displaying partiality by honoring the rich and overlooking the poor. James shows them that they need to reset their standards because making distinctions in this way doesn’t reflect God’s nature, and it doesn’t reflect the grace He extends to us: “Did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?” (Jas 2:5).
We shouldn’t act with partiality because God didn’t deal with us in that way. We don’t deserve God’s love, yet He, in His perfect holiness, chose to give it t…