Judging Less - John Van Sloten

October 06, 2013

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWhere’s the line between being a good judge and being judgmental? Why was Jesus so harsh toward those who judge unjustly?

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Jesus in Matthew 7:1-5, NIV

“When you did these things and I kept silent,
 you thought I was exactly like you.”
Psalm 50:21, NIV

“Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'
Jesus in Matthew 9:13, NIV

“You should pray like this… Forgive us for our sins,
just as we have forgiven those who sinned against us.”
Jesus in Matthew 6:9, 12, NCV

God is, “compassionate and gracious, slow to anger,abounding in love.”
Psalm 103:8, NIV

“You’ve got to be willing to take people as they are. And live with them where they are. And not impose your will on them. Because God has different ways of being with people, And you don’t always know what they are.”
Eugene Peterson, Religion News, interview with J. Merritt

Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.


Come all you Weary

How Great Thou Art


Judge Not

We Are Broken

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