YEAH! Church - Sunday, June 12, 2022
"Doing Life with Jesus”
Today’s Lesson - “Don’t Judge”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5spSjyjJF2U (Douglas Talks – Don’t Judge)
Matthew 7:1-5, NLT
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “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? 4 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? 5 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.”
Knowing how and when and who and even if to ‘judge’ can be a hard thing. Jesus tells us that whatever way we judge others is the same way we will be judged. So if we’re ungracious with others, we shouldn’t expect to receive Gods’ grace when we mess up. If we see someone struggling, it is good to help them, but we need to do so in the same way we want others to help us when we’re having trouble…kindly and lovingly.
Sometimes people think that Jesus’ command, “Do not judge” means that no one can tell you that what you are doing is wrong. But that isn’t what Jesus meant. Jesus wants us to be able to discern between right and wrong, so we need to be able to judge good from bad. However, whenever we make a judgement, we must do so wisely. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. If we think we are better than someone else, we have judged unwisely. Yes, you might see a problem in someone’s life, but we are often blind to the problems in our own. Jesus tells us that we should examine ourselves before we attempt to help others.
• Jesus tells us not to judge others. If we do, what will be the result?
• People who claim that no one can judge them, often use this as an excuse to do bad things. How would you correct their thinking?
• No one is perfect and we should never look down on others. How can we make sure we don’t ‘have a log in our eye?’
• The Bible tells us that we should help other Jesus-followers who are having trouble obeying God. If you were having trouble, how would you want someone to help you?
Galatians 6:1-3, NLT – “Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.”
2022 Theme verses:
Colossians 2:6-7, NLT – “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”
Prayer – Dear God, thank you for your reminders that I am not to judge others. Help me to always know wrong from right and how to help others when they struggle. Please give me people who will care enough for me to help me when I struggle too.
~ Pastor Jane
In addition to being a church minister, Pastor Jane is also a trained teacher and has many years of experience working with children in churches, camps, daycares and schools. Parents' Corner is provided to give parents and caregivers support especially as pertains to mental health and related topics.
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