THE NOT COMMANDMENTS--PART V
SERMON TITLE: JUDGE NOT
SERMON THEME: JUDGE AND YOU WILL BE JUDGED
SERMON TEXT: MATTHEW 7:1-5

NO ONE LIKES TO BE JUDGED.

 

JOHN 7:24
24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

 

HOW DO WE AVOID UN-RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT?

I) DO NOT JUDGE BUT BE MERCIFUL.

 

MATTHEW 7:1-2
“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.  

MATTHEW 18:15
15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.

 

ROMANS 14:10-13
10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11 It is written:
“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
    every tongue will acknowledge God.’”
12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
13 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.

II) DO NOT JUDGE BUT BE HUMBLE.

MATTHEW 7:3-4
“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?

 

GALATIANS 6:1
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.

 

LUKE 6:37-38
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

 

III) DO NOT JUDGE BUT BE HELPFUL.

MATTHEW 7:5
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.

 

II TIMOTHY 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

 

CONCLUSION: WHERE DO YOU FIND YOURSELF?

1) DO YOU SIZE PEOPLE UP AND YOU WRITE THEM OFF?

2) DO YOU SIZE PEOPLE UP AND YOU WALK AWAY?

3) HAVE BEEN SIZED UP AND YOU REFUSE TO LISTEN?

 

JOHN 3:17
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.