Don’t Judge

Big Idea: Understanding life in Jesus’ kingdom can be a powerful tool for good, but only if it’s used correctly.

            Understanding life in Jesus’ kingdom can be a powerful tool for good, but only if it’s used correctly.

                        Matthew 7:1-2

                        Matthew 7:13-14

                        John 7:7

 

            Don’t hold anyone to a standard that you’re not willing to hold for yourself.

                        Matthew 7:3-4

 

            Jesus invites you to apply his teachings to yourself before you apply them to anyone else.

                        Matthew 7:5

 

            Don’t hold anyone to a standard that they don’t hold for themselves.            

                        Matthew 7:6

                        1 Corinthians 5:12-13a

 

Seven questions to ask before you correct someone:

  1. Is this something that Jesus cares about?
  2. Is my attitude one of building up or tearing down?
  3. Do they want to follow Jesus?
  4. Am I as hard on myself as I am on them?
  5. Has this person invited me to speak into their life?
  6. Would Jesus speak to this person like this?
  7. Have I talked to Jesus about this yet?

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