Small steps in faith

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Jesus and.....judging others

When I saw the topic for this sermon...I leaned over and told Darrell.."God's trying to tell me something again"
This passage in scripture is meant for all of us though. It's not for "the other person" We all are guilty.

Luke 6:37-42

Certain people can create an "inner growl" in us. Are there times when judgment is needed? yes. John 7:24, 1 Corinthians 5:5, Galatians 1:8-9 are some examples of when it's appropriate.
This scripture deals with those people who have a lifestyle of being judgmental.
We see a lot of it in the generation of 20-30 yr olds. There is a constant attitude of cynicism.

You know you have a lifestyle of judgment when:

1 Your general outlook on people is that of being over them

2 You place people in categories of you don't have to do anything with them.

3 You are consistently suspicious of other people's motives.

4 You size up people by how they can contribute to your needs

5 You place standards on others that are not on yourself

Three reasons why a lifestyle of judgment is dangerous

1 You end up hurting yourself. There is a boomerang effect. You don't have a lot of people close to you for this reason

2 You mold that lifestyle into people within your influence i.e . kids,spouses,coworkers,neighbors
People aren't influenced by what you say to's your you live your life

3 You inhibit your ability to serve hurting people. There's a big issue of unresolved sin

The cure for being judgmental? Knowing how to forgive


  • At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Loved the post! Thank You for sharing.


Post a Comment

<< Home