Are Christians judgmental? A recent study by a major market research firm specializing in religious beliefs and behavior of Americans reported that eighty-seven percent of non-Christians think so. And fifty percent of Christians think so too! While perception does not always dictate reality, this should be alarming for anyone who claims to be a follower of Jesus - not least of all because of Jesus' explicit command, "Do not judge!" Whether you are a devoted Jesus follower, a curious skeptic, or somewhere in between, join us this Sunday as we learn from Jesus how to become a people who "do not judge."
Sermon Tag: 2019
As you read the gospel stories, you'll notice an interesting theme: The more people get to know, listen to, and encounter Jesus - the more they either love him or hate him. There's just something about Jesus that makes people either want to worship him or kill him? Why is that? And what does that have to do with you and me? Come and explore these questions this Sunday.
We all need someone who knows our potential, whether or not we know it ourselves. And that's just it: often times, we don't know it ourselves. But here's the good news: God knows it, and we believe God has created us all for something more.
Take some time to understand what someone "lives" with, and you'll understand them.
We’ve all done something. I know it. You know it. What everybody needs is somebody who also knows, and doesn’t run away.
When you get to know what matters to them, you show them they matter. And that matters. Because everybody needs somebody who knows what matters to them.
If you want to live the kind of life that gives hope, begin by knowing a few names. Everybody needs somebody who knows their name.
Peace. Peace that we can’t understand. Peace that lasts through any circumstance. Peace that ends our every war. Sounds pretty good. I know I could use that. How about you?
Faith can be tough stuff, because faith always traverses the frontier where light meets dark. It’s too tough a road to go it alone, and in fact, we can’t. We shouldn’t even try, because you don’t have to. We are here for you. And you’re here for us too.
Some of us revel in our yesterdays. Some of us would rather forget. And some of us can’t. But all of us need to know yesterday’s importance so that we can set out towards tomorrow today.