For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you.
Why do you Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.stare from without at the James Moulton and George Milligan, The Vocabulary.very small particle that is in your brother's eye but do not become aware of and consider the beam G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.of timber that is in your own eye?
Or how can you say to your brother, Let me get the tiny particle out of your eye, when there is the beam G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.of timber in your own eye?
You hypocrite, first get the beam of timber out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the tiny particle out of your brother's eye.
Do not give that which is holy (the sacred thing) to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before hogs, lest they trample upon them with their feet and turn and tear you in pieces.
Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies.Keep on asking and it will be given you; Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies. keep on seeking and you will find; Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies.keep on knocking and will be opened to you.
For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, will be opened.
Or what man is there of you, if his son asks him for a loaf of bread, will hand him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will hand him a serpent?
If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good andHermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven give good andHermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.advantageous things to those who Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies.keep on asking Him!
So then, whatever you desire that others would do to and for you, even so do also to and for them, for this is (sums up) the Law and the Prophets.
Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.
But the gate is narrow (contracted Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.
Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.
You will Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit , but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit.
A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.excellent fruit .
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.
Therefore, you will Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.fully know them by their fruits.
Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven.
Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name?
And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly .
So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them will be like a G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock.
And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand.
And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell--and great and complete was the fall of it.
When Jesus had finished these sayings , the crowds were astonished and overwhelmed with bewildered wonder at His teaching,
For He was teaching as One Who had authority, and not as the scribes.
Summary: When we accepted what Jesus did on the cross we had our sin debt canceled. So now what? We can have an improper or a proper response to our canceled debt. Last week we looked at some improper responses. Today we'll look at some proper responses.
Summary: Jesus said to “Judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24). The Bible clearly gives every Born-Again Christian the authority and right to humbly discern and make the distinction between truth and error, right and wrong, good and evil.
Summary: Our Advent Sermon Series was "David's Royal Branch," focusing on the coming Christ and His connections to David. This is the second sermon of that series, looking at Jesus' lineage. He is, indeed, David's son--but even greater, He is the Son of God!
Summary: This is a focus on Jesus and his teaching about how God answers prayer. Sometimes he answers with Presents (gifts/literal blessings) and sometimes he answers with something better, his Presence.
Summary: No prayer is ever wasted. God hears and answers every prayer. His answer may by "No," "Yes," or "Not now." The underlying principle behind the significance of persistent prayer has to be the truth that no prayer is ever wasted effort.
Summary: The Golden Rule has always been popular. In fact, the reason it’s called the Golden Rule is because a Roman emperor, Alexander Severus, had this saying of Jesus engraved on his wall in gold. So let’s look at this saying of Jesus called, ‘the Golden Rule'.
Summary: As Christians we are called to live on the straight and narrow, not the wide. Don't live in the world, don't live in the wide
Abandon the wide! WARNING! THIS SERMON IS LIKELY TO CAUSE SOME DISCOMFORT!