Charles Price (pastor of The Peoples Church in Toronto) tells the story of a friend of his who went to the Netherlands to share the gospel with Dutch people and became friends with many Dutch Christians. He was amazed to find out how distressed Dutch Christians were with the state of American
Contributed by Rickey Bennett on Aug 18, 2009
C.S. LEWIS ON JUDGING OTHERS
C.S. Lewis wrote about this in Mere Christianity. He said, "One of the marks of a certain type of bad man is that he cannot give up a thing himself without wanting everyone else to give it up. That is not the Christian way. An individual Christian may see fit to give
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2005
Judging others isn’t easy.
In his little book Illustrations of Bible Truth, H.A. Ironside pointed out the folly of judging others. He related an incident in the life of a man called Bishop Potter. "He was sailing for Europe on one of the great transatlantic ocean liners. When he went on board, he
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Sep 14, 2019
Don't Jump to Judge Other Christians
*This is God's message for us in Romans 14:3-4, where Paul said:
3. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. 4. Who are you to judge another's servant? To his
It was early in the year, and I asked myself, “What is the most important things my congregation needs to know.”
I had decided to preach a series on what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount, or the Plain, if you go by Luke. I mapped out the series, then I began to talk about what Jesus had to
Contributed by Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Late one summer evening in Broken Bow, Nebraska, a weary truck driver pulled his rig into an all-night truck stop. The waitress had just served him when three tough looking, leather jacketed motorcyclists - of the Hell’s Angels type - decided to give him a hard time. Not only did they verbally
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jul 9, 2002
There was once a little boy who excitedly told his mom that he had just measured himself and he was six feet tall.
Mom was a little skeptical, so she asked him to measure himself again while she watched.
She discovered the problem when the boy took out not a 12-inch, but a 6-inch ruler.
Contributed by Danny Presswood on Jan 26, 2009
The GOLDEN RULE is the CULMINATION of the ENTIRE SEMON ON THE MOUNT. As I said earlier, "THEREFORE" is the key word - it means - BECAUSE of everything that I’ve already said here on the mount - you MUST do this! Because of the BEATITUDES-THE BLESSED BE’S - because YOU are the SALT OF THE EARTH and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
In his little book Illustrations of Bible Truth, H.A. Ironside pointed out the folly of judging others. He related an incident in the life of a man called Bishop Potter. "He was sailing for Europe on one of the great transatlantic ocean liners. When he went on board, he found that another passenger
Quotes from the book The Light and The Glory.
i. Marshall states, “Before the voyage had begun, Columbus had been a beggar before God, all his hopes hanging on Ferdinand and Isabella’s approval…BUT…Columbus chose the three things the world prizes most (after his successful journey) money (his
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2009
In his book I Surrender, Patrick Morley writes that the church’s integrity problem is in the misconception "that we can add Christ to our lives, but not subtract sin. It is a change in belief without a change in behavior." He goes on to say, "It is revival without reformation, without repentance."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 14, 2009
Chuck Swindoll Judges a Man Unfairly at a Pastor’s Conference
It is so easy to get into the trap of judging others unfairly!
Chuck Swindoll told of his being at a pastor’s conference where he would be speaking. The first day there a man approached him and said how greatly he had looked forward
Sometimes in life we are so quick to judge others when they have short comings. It may be true that we may know folk that have short comings in life. They may make wrong choices in life and end up trouble. It is our responsibility to always pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Everybody is
The Brothers Grimm tell a story about a father and mother, their young son and the father’s very aged father that lived with them. The old man was feeble and his hands shook. His mealtimes were often noisy and messy because he would clatter the silverware together and he would spill his food or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2010
Absolute Truth vs. Relative Truth
First of all, “What is Truth?” Pilate asked that question of Jesus. Today, our postmodern age is questioning that there even is such a thing as truth. They say truth lies in our experience. And if my experience is different than your experience, then my truth is
I believe many of us need cut loose the “Christian Bill of Rights” today. You may be thinking but “Pastor I did not know there was such a thing! What are they?” Well glad you asked here are the Christian Bill of Rights:
a. We Christians have the right to seek God and ask Him to tell us what we
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
So how does a critical attitude come back to haunt you? Here’s one way.
A man wanted to impress his friends with his eye for art as they went to an art gallery together. He forgot his glasses, was nearsighted, and couldn’t hardly see his hand in front of his face.
Contributed by Chris Surber on Jul 7, 2008
At the heart of judgment is blame and at the heart of blame is a denial of grace. The heart which is filled with judgment says, “I am not worthy of grace and neither are you!” Our ability to forgive others is closely linked to our ability to forgive ourselves because both stem from our