by Steve Wagers

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Who Died and Made You Judge? (8 of 10)
Series: How to Get Along with the Family!
Steve N. Wagers
Romans 14:9-17
1. The owner of a manufacturing plant decided to make a surprise tour of his shop. He was walking through the warehouse when he noticed a young man just lazily leaning up against some packing crates with his hands in his pockets doing nothing. The boss walked up to him with anger in his eyes, and said, "Son, how much are you paid a week?" The young man's eyes got rather large and he said with hesitation, "$500." The boss pulled out his wallet, peeled off five one hundred-dollar bills, gave it to him and said, "Here's a week's pay, get out of here and don't ever come back!"
2. Without a word, the young man stuffed the money into his pocket and took off. The warehouse manager was standing nearby, simply staring in amazement. The boss walked over to him and said, "I want to ask you a question. How long has that lazy guy been working for us?" The manager said, "He doesn't work here, he was just delivering a package."

3. Someone has said:
"Before you judge a book by its cover, be sure you have read the table of contents!"

4. In the 14th chapter of Romans the apostle Paul goes to great lengths to speak not only of our relationship to the Lord, but our responsibility to other believers. In the first part of the chapter he deals with the responsibility of a strong brother to a weak brother. In the verses before us tonight he is speaking of the matter of "playing God" and declaring judgment, upon another, in regards to certain matters.

5. In His autobiography, Mahatma Gandhi wrote that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and considered becoming a Christian. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus he could find the solution to the 'caste' system that was dividing the people of India. So one Sunday he decided to attend services at a nearby Church and talk to the minister about becoming a Christian. However, when he enter ...

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