Who Made You The Judge? (18 of 23) by Ken Trivette

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Who Made You The Judge? (18 of 23)
The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached
Ken Trivette
Matthew 7:1-5

Outline
1. THE ROLE WE TAKE ON OURSELVES
A) The Judgment We Await
B) The Judgment We Assume
2. THE REVIEW WE TAKE OF OURSELVES
A) The Failures We Criticize in Others
B) The Failures We Consider in Ourselves
3. THE RESPONSE WE TAKE FOR OURSELVES
A) What First Must Be Done
B) What Finally Can Be Done

1. We all have met and known those who were always judging and criticizing others. I heard about one evangelist that was standing at the back door with the pastor after the service shaking hands with the people as they left. This little boy walked up and said to him, "That was the poorest sermon I have ever heard." In a few minutes the same little boy came through the line again and said, "You will never preach in this church again." A few minutes later he came through a third time and said, "You want get much of an offering." The pastor, hearing the things the little boy said, looked at the evangelist and said, "Oh, don't pay him any mind. He just goes around repeating what he's heard."

2. Jewish Rabbis in Jesus day taught that there were six great works that brought a man credit in this world and profit in the world to come: study, visiting the sick, hospitality, devotion in prayer, the education of children in the law, and thinking the best of other people."

3. How quick we are to think the worst of others, but how slow to think the best. It has been said that in judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay. Someone has written:

There is so much good in the worst of us
And so much bad in the best of us;
That it hardly behooves any of us
To talk about the rest of us.

4. As we continue looking at the Sermon on the Mount we see that Jesus talks to us about judging others. The word "judge" that Jesus used is to make a decision about something or someone or to come to a certain conclusion about something or someone. The word was used to ...


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