Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 8/16/2015

Sunday’s message from The Sermon on the Mount series was called Judging Others / Judging Yourself, taken from Matthew 7:1-6. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. What does Jesus mean by “Do not judge”? (verse 1)
   A. He does not prohibit making moral judgments.
      – John 7:24; Ephesians 5:11
   B. He does forbid a critical, judgmental spirit.
      – Romans 14:10

II. Why shouldn’t you judge others? (verses 1-5)
   A. You’re not the judge. (1)
      – Romans 14:4; James 4:11-12
   B. God will judge you the same way you judge others. (2)
      – Matthew 5:5, 6:12; Romans 2:1; James 2:12-13
   C. You should be more concerned about judging yourself.
      1) You know your own sins better than anyone else’s. (3)
      2) It’s hypocritical to care about others’ sins more than your own. (4)
      3) You can’t help others with their sins until you’ve first addressed your own. (5a)
   D. God calls you to help others rather than judge them. (5b)
      – Galatians 6:1; 1 Peter 4:8

III. What about those who refuse to be helped? (verse 6)
   A. You cannot force the gospel on people.
   B. Do not engage those who treat the gospel with contempt.
      – Proverbs 9:8, 23:9; Matthew 10:14
   C. Understand the supreme value of following Jesus and God’s Word
      – Psalm 19:10; Matthew 13:45-46

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