Rossville Christian Church
Sunday, February 28
  • Yes I Will
  • Jesus Paid It All
  • Intro:
    Choose between right an wrong examples: Have three
    Killing Vs. Feeding; Harming Vs. Helping; Loving Vs. Hating
    See its easy to say what is right and wrong correct? Or maybe it isn’t so easy. Sometimes it is hard to judge because we don’t know the whole situation. Sometimes it gets harder to judge because we don’t know the people or why they are doing what they are doing. However, when we have the context of the situation, can we truly judge rightly, the world says no, but the Bible says yes, look what it says in
    Matthew 7:1–5 NIV
    “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
    prayer
    Don’t judge me! A phrase credited to the Bible, that has been used by secular people probably more than any other verse, at least in the last 20 years. But is this really what the Bible has said? Are we truly not to judge people or their circumstances?
    I contend that this is not what the Bible says at all, but another way that Satan has taken the Word of God and twisted it through people’s minds in order to provide a foothold for sin to thrive in their lives. When someone says don’t judge me, I am often taken aback, especially if it is a Christian person. Do we not want to be judged? Doesn’t judgment bring about change and change bring about betterment in our lives? Wells lets take a look at the Bible and see what it really has to say on the issue, beginning in Matt 7 in verse 1.

    Don’t Judge Me

    Matthew 7:1 NIV
    “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
    A. The Bible says so
    1. First three rules to interpretation
    a. In this case is so important
    b. What is it really saying
    2. The word judge here
    a. Weigh or measure
    b. Decide right or wrong
    c. To condemn
    d. To decide something is better than another
    e. So which is it?
    3. Why contextual reading is so important
    a. Look at the next verse
    Matthew 7:2 NIV
    For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
    b. Be careful how you judge
    c. Judge by grace perhaps
    B. Not, Not Judging
    1. Judging with care
    a. Don’t jump to conclusions
    b. Don’t look to impugn
    2. Judge with love
    a. Looking to better another
    b. Judging in love to honor each other
    School grades, science fairs and what about our car mechanic. We like when we perceive that people judge us to help, but hate it when it seems to attack our flesh. We have to be open to judgement in order to better ourselves
    Proverbs 3:11–12 NIV
    My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
    c. That’s what it is when someone shares with you the Bible

    Judge in Wisdom

    Matthew 7:3–5 NIV
    “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
    A. Where I come from
    1. I am a sinner too
    a. Key is in verse 5
    Matthew 7:5 NIV
    You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
    b. Part of acknowledging the plank
    c. Don’t forget your flawed
    i. Its God who saves not you
    ii. Let pride go
    2. I was where you are
    2 Peter 1:12 NIV
    So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.
    a. In humility connecting
    b. Humility is where grace is found
    3. Takes God’s compassion
    a. Grace
    b. Removing the plank
    B. Know Your Neighbor
    1. Know their trouble
    Galatians 6:2 NIV
    Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
    a. Doesn’t say not to remove
    b. Only remove your’s first
    i. Get out of your own way
    ii. Put away your bias and thoughts
    iii. See clearly
    2. Relationship building
    a. What it’s all about
    b. Knowing others before
    i. Judge in love
    ii. Judge in grace

    Judge Rightly

    Matthew 7:6 NASB95
    “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
    A. Know when pearls are wasted
    1. Don’t beat your head against a wall
    Proverbs 9:7–8 NIV
    Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse. Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you.
    2. Give the Gospel and move on
    3. Don’t try to convince the Word is good enough
    1 Corinthians 1:17–18 NIV
    For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
    a. Either they will accept it or not
    b. Don’t waste wisdom on the unwilling
    B. Salvation is for all
    Matthew 7:7–12 NIV
    “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
    1. Seek it out
    a. Look for those seeking it
    b. Cast your pearls here
    c. Know that you were seeking at one time too
    i. Treat others the same as you were treated
    2. Don’t be the stumbling block
    Romans 14:12–13 NIV
    So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
    a. Don’t say this person deserves or that one doesn’t
    b. That’s where judgement doesn’t belong
    c. Only give the Gospel to all, let them decide.
    i. both the saved and the lost
    ii. Give wisdom where it is heeded not where it is wasted
    Counseling young people - sometimes I just have to look at them and say this is a waste of our time.
    Conclusion:
      • Matthew 7:1NIV2011

      • Matthew 7:2NIV2011

      • Proverbs 3:11–12NIV2011

      • Matthew 7:3–5NIV2011

      • Matthew 7:5NIV2011

      • 2 Peter 1:12NIV2011

      • Galatians 6:2NIV2011

      • Matthew 7:6NIV2011

      • Proverbs 9:7–8NIV2011

      • 1 Corinthians 1:17–18NIV2011

      • Matthew 7:7–12NIV2011

      • Romans 14:12–13NIV2011

  • I Will Exalt You
  • Hosanna
      • Matthew 28:19–20NLT

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