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Sunday, September 13, 2020

JUDGE NOT …

JUDGE NOT …

MATTHEW 7:1-6

 

“JUDGE NOT” IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR VERSES IN OUR CULTURE BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO FIT IN WITH TWO OF OUR CULTURE’S MOST BASIC ASSUMPTIONS: RELIGION IS PRIVATE AND MORALITY IS RELATIVE … 

 

DEFINITION, 1-2

 

  THE MEANS …

 

    JESUS AND JUDGEMENT, 7:13-16, 21-23

JOHN 7:24, “DO NOT JUDGE ACCORDING TO APPEARANCE, BUT JUDGE WITH A RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT.”

 

    PAUL AND JUDGEMENT, GALATIANS 1:6-8 (BRIAN PLEASE PRINT OUT THIS VERSE ON THE OUTLINE)

 

    JUDGEMENTS NOT JUDGMENTAL, MEANING A HARSH SELF-RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT, A HYPOCRITICAL EVALUATION …

 

   JUDGEMENTS- IT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE CORRECT/CRITICAL JUDGEMENTS WITHOUT IT WE LOSE OUR ABILITY TO DISCERN RIGHT FROM WRONG … 

MATT 7:15-16

 

    THE PROBLEM OF TOLERANCE – TOLERANCE USE TO MEAN THIS, WE DISCUSS IN A CIVIL MATTER OUR DIFFERING VIEWS. NEW TOLERANCE SAYS WE HAVE TO EMBRACE EVERY IDEA AS EQUALLY TRUE …

 

GEORGE ORWELL:

   “THE FURTHER A SOCIETY DRIFTS FROM THE TRUTH, THE MORE IT WILL HATE THOSE WHO SPEAK IT.”

 

   “IN A TIME OF UNIVERSAL DECEIT, TELLING THE TRUTH IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT;”

 

   “WE NOW HAVE SUNK TO A DEPTH AT WHICH RESTATEMENT OF THE OBVIOUS IS THE FIRST DUTY OF INTELLIGENT MEN.”

 

    DESPISING PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GOOD AND PERFECT IS NOT GOOD BUT SAYING EVERYTHING IS GOOD AND PERFECT IS NOT GOOD FOR PEOPLE

 

  THE MEASURE …

 

    SOME OF THE RABBI’S USE TO SAY, GOD HAS TWO MEASURES WHENEVER HE JUDGES: THE MEASURE OF JUDGEMENT AND THE MEASURE OF MERCY. WHICH ONE WOULD YOU LIKE?

 

DEFAMING, 3-5

 

   WHO/ WHAT IS JESUS SPEAKING OF HERE? 

THE PHARISEES AND THE LOG WAS THEIR SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS

 

   WHEN IS IT WRONG TO JUDGE?

 

WHEN THERE IS A LACK OF HUMILITY …

TITUS 3:4-5 AND GALATIANS 6:1-2 (BRIAN PLEASE PRINT THESE VERSES)

 

WHEN YOU ARE PRACTICING THE SIN YOU ARE CONDEMNING … YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT WHEN YOU SPEAK CONCERNING SOMEONE’S SIN BUT PERFECTLY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR OWN SIN …

 

   HOW DO WE JUDGE RIGHTLY?

 

“YOU JUDGE SOMEONE NOT WHEN YOU ASSESS THEIR POSITION, BUT WHEN YOU DISMISS THEM AS A PERSON.”

JD GREAR

 

DISCERNING, 5-6

 

   DOGS AND THE DIVINE

 

   PEARLS AND PIGS

 

   CHRISTIANS AND THE GOSPEL

 

 

APPLICATION:


 

 
Wednesday Night Classes - On Pause for Two Weeks
Since the third Sunday of March 2020, we have done everything at Ri...
The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need
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Wednesday Night Classes - On Pause for Two Weeks

Since the third Sunday of March 2020, we have done everything at Riverstone that we possibly can, in order to err on the side of caution when it comes to the safety of our people in regard to Covid 19. 

 

Continuing to follow this priority, it is in the best interest of our people, to take at least a two week break from our Wednesday Night Bible Studies.

Because of the close proximity of each other in our classes, this will be best in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.

 

Lord willing, we will pick back up on Wednesday night, February 10.

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The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need

Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods. If you or someone you know is in need, please go to the church kitchen after service or speak with any of your church leaders who are here to serve.

 

If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we would gratefully accept the following items. Please be mindful of expirations dates.

Canned vegetables

Cereal
Boxed dinners Dry beans
Boxed rice Can and dry milk
Pasta sauce Peanut Butter
Canned meat Jelly
Canned fruit Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup
Salt & Pepper shakers Diapers, wipes
Cooking Spray

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors,

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

Vegetable oil Store gift cards to purchase perishable items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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