The Loving Art of Speck Removal

Text: Matthew 7:1-5

Preacher: Raif Turner

Date: September 22, 2019

LakeRidge Baptist Church

A critical, judgmental, condemning spirit is endemic to the human situation. And though we often joke about it, experiencing it is most unpleasant. Even sadder, the church of Jesus Christ is itself full of those who make a habit of criticism and condemnation. Some seem to think their critical spirit is a spiritual gift. But the Lord does not agree. In the opening verses of Matthew 7, our Lord sets the record straight in no uncertain terms. He tells us how we should relate to our brothers and sisters in this matter of judgmentalism, especially in respect to the fact that we will all undergo a final judgment.

Outline
I. Instruction (v 1)
II. Motivation (v 2)
III. Illustration (vv. 3-5)
Conclusion

Bible Text
1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.
2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?
4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?
5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

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The Loving Art of Speck Removal

A critical, judgmental, condemning spirit is endemic to the human situation. And though we often joke about it, experiencing it is most unpleasant. Even sadder, the church of Jesus Christ is itself full of those who make a habit of criticism and condemnation. Some seem to think their critical spirit is a spiritual gift. But the Lord does not agree. In the opening verses of Matthew 7, our Lord sets the record straight in no uncertain terms. He tells us how we should relate to our brothers and sisters in this matter of judgmentalism, especially in respect to the fact that we will all undergo a final judgment.

Text: Matthew 7:1-5

Date: September 22, 2019

Preacher: Raif Turner

LakeRidge Baptist Church

Outline
I. Instruction (v 1)
II. Motivation (v 2)
III. Illustration (vv. 3-5)
Conclusion

Other Messages from Matthew

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