Sermons on Judging others
How can we carry the fragrance of Christ, and what does this look like? Robin unfolds five ways we can practically bring the life of Christ authenticity whenever we go. Ephesians 5. 2 Corinthians 2.
In Romans 14 the Apostle Paul tells us to accept our brothers that are weak. Eating or not eating meat or observing special festive days do not make us more spiritual than other brothers. Michael uses this powerful passage to bring home that the Kingdom of God is not in eating or drinking but in Righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Matthew shared with on us Sunday the story of the sinful woman who anoints Jesus feet at Simon the Pharisee’s house. He powerfully looked at the contrast between how the two approached Jesus and how our own lives can relate to the story, the challenge is how do we approach Jesus honestly ourselves and what do we think of how others approach him?
Ben Davies shared an excellent word about dying to self. He explained that Jesus although he was God submitted himself to the Father’s will and glorified God. It is the same for us when we die to self and live for God, we glorify him. What areas of your life do you need to die to self and live for God?
This challenging word from Sylvia teaches how we should choose to use our tongues to bless and not to curse. Looking at Luke 15 she tells the story of her own breakthrough in forgiveness and how we can find freedom though letting go of a grudge and choosing to not complain – being thankful.
People say the narrowness of the Christian life is scandalous! Can there really be only one way to God? As Dave unpacks this powerful message, we begin to see just how forgiving and open God is and how the door is narrow, but open to all! The big question is have we stepped through this door and turned our life over to God?
Jesus mixed with all kinds of people, usually the people that the ‘religious’ didn’t mix with but he also mixed with the religious types too. He challenged the behaviour of both but he was often a little harder on the so called religious. God looks at the heart not at the outward appearance and that’s how he asks us to live with those around us. How do you challenge this culture that judges people without knowing them? Walking with this broken…
What shall I do to inherit eternal life? In answer to this question Dave unfolds how we are to go above and beyond what the world would say is enough…how far then should we go in being a Good Samaritan? The standard God is looking for is a complete change of heart from the inside out, so our response to the needs of this world come out of His love that he has placed within us. Loving your neighbour? First know…
How do you deal with people you come across? Are you able to receive everyone you meet as Jesus did? Dave unfolds this beautiful story in Luke revealing how our hearts can be changed to others, as we get hold of God’s amazing love. We want to be a church open to receive everyone, no matter who they are.
It’s always better to give than receive, and we can make the choice to encourage others towards God, instead of judging them in our hearts. Dave shows us here what is the abundance God has poured out on our lives, and how we can use this same abundant measure to bless all those meet.