Sermon on the Mount – 18 – Judge Not

“Judge not, lest you be judged.” This is one of the most familiar phrases in the Bible. It is also one of the most misunderstood and misused phrases in the Bible. Does this verse mean that we should never point out any sin or struggle in the lives of those we love for fear that they will feel “judged”?

Others might use the phrase, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone…” to avoid being called out in an area of struggle or sin. Is Jesus telling us to “mind our own business?”

There is no doubt that this passage is a warning about how we relate to others, but what did Jesus really when he said, “Judge not?” As we continue our study in the Sermon on the Mount, we will learn what Jesus had in mind, and we’ll learn valuable lessons on how we should relate in love to the world around us.


This message is from Steve Carpenter at our Atoka Campus.  If you missed a message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.


This message was recorded on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Gateway’s Atoka Campus.


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What Does Your Resume Look Like?

When you apply for a job, your resume is critical. In a sense, your resume determines the outcome of the decision maker. If your resume is sufficient, it is likely that you will get the job. If your resume is lacking or doesn’t fit the position, you will likely be passed over for the job. Your resume is designed to impress the boss. A resume generally contains our family information, background, educational accomplishments, job experience, as well as anything else that we think qualifies us for the position. It’s all there to impress the boss so that we can get the position.

In the Bible, there were those that tried to impress God with their resume. They were hoping that their impressive background, extensive knowledge and experience, and extreme obedience would impress God and earn them a place in heaven. In Philippians 3, we see the Apostle Paul’s admission that He had tried to present His resume to God. It was a very impressive resume. However, what Paul found was that his impressive credentials weren’t enough. In fact, he said that all His accomplishments were like trash when presented to God.

What its your Spiritual resume? If you were applying for a position in Heaven, what would you write on your resume? What is it that God would be impressed with? Your spiritual resume really is important. you might be surprised what your Heavenly Father is looking for.


This message is from Steve Carpenter at our Atoka Campus.  If you missed a message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.



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