In Matthew 7, Jesus tells a comical story about two men. One has a bit of dust in his eye. But the other guy is walking around with a giant log sticking out of his eyeball! Let's explore this humorous illustration to discover profound truth.
Practicing Jesus’ principle to “take the log out of our eye before we take the splinter out of another’s”!
It’s easy to point out the problems in someone else’s life, and turn a blind eye to the problems in our own.
Maybe you don’t make a habit of criticizing others, but you’re quick to judge yourself!
If you’ve been in relationship with an overly critical person you know how hurtful it can be to live under constant criticism. Let's examine how our judgments of others can turn around and harm us.
Often the reason we can pick out certain faults in others is because we struggle with those very same issues.
If you plant an apple tree, you expect to harvest apples in the future. In the same turn, if you sow seeds of judgment, chances are you’ll eventually receive criticism yourself!
In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount He makes a bold statement that we are not to judge others unless we want to be judged in the same way. Let's take a deeper look at Jesus’ teachings on judgment.
Wear the wrong pair of glasses and everything appears fuzzy. But put on the right pair of lenses and images come into focus. A helpful outline of Jesus’ teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.
Take a cursory glance at the Sermon on the Mount, and it seems Jesus was preaching on a host of unrelated topics! See this passage in Matthew in a whole new way.
A well-crafted sermon takes a single theme, and then builds real-life application around that singular truth. And Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is no different!
At first glance, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount appears to jump from topic to topic, without any theme connecting the verses. Don’t miss the conclusion of their thought-provoking study on Matthew 6.
With the help of calendars, we map out our schedule for the days and weeks to come. So how can we plan ahead without bringing additional worry and anxiety to today? Insight from Matthew, chapter 6.
When we agonize over a situation—whether it’s financial, relational, or medical—we usually have a good reason to worry! Don’t miss the real-life application from Matthew 6.
Illnesses like influenza, smallpox, and bubonic plague have all been national epidemics at some time in history. Be here for the diagnosis of the spiritual sickness that is affecting Americans on a much larger scale.