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Matthew 7:1-12  “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.6 “Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.9 “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 11 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.

Judging 

Matthew 7:1-5  “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 

Judgment Seat of Christ - Romans 14; 1 Corinthians 3; and 2 Corinthians 5

“The Christian is called to show unconditional love. But the Christian is not called to unconditional approval.” Guzik

Ways We Break the Command “Do Not Judge Others”

- We break this command when we think the worst of others.

- We break this command when we only speak to others of their faults.

- We break this command when we judge an entire life only by its worst moments.

- We break this command when we judge the hidden motives of others.

- We break this command when we judge others without considering ourselves in their same circumstances.

- We break this command when we judge others without being mindful that we ourselves will be judged.

    Romans 2:1-2 You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. 2 And we know that God, in his justice, will punish anyone who does such things

    I Corinthians 4:5 So don't make judgments about anyone ahead of time--before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.

    James 4:11-12 Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you. 12 God alone, who gave the law, is the Judge. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. So what right do you have to judge your neighbor?

2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.

Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.

Matthew 7:6 “Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.

    I Corinthains 12 - gift of Discernment

 

    Matthew 13:11

Mark 16:15 “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.

Matthew 7:7-11 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 

“Worry exhibits lack of trust in God. Prayer is a physical expression of our TRUST in His PROVISION” Tandy Burk

8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

Hebrews 11:6 Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently search for him.

 

Matthew 28:18 "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 

9 “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 

Psalms 103:5 …satisfies your mouth with good things

11 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.

Matthew 7:12 “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.

A.D. 20, Rabbi Hillel, challenged by a Gentile to summarize the law in the short time the Gentile could stand on one leg, reportedly responded, 'What is hateful to you, do not do to anyone else. This is the whole law; all the rest is commentary. Go and learn it.’

    The heart of the Kingdom is Love

    The heart of Worship is Love

    The heart of Reaching (Evangelism) is Love 

    The heart of Equipping (Discipleship) is Love

    The heart of Caring is Love

    The heart of Serving is Love

    The heart of our church must be Love

Golden Rule - Summary of the Law and the Prophets

    Treat others the way you want to be treated

Jesus - Summary of the Kingdom of God

    Treat others the way Jesus treated you