Sermon text: Matthew 7:1-5
Back a couple of months ago while I was working on sermon ideas, I began to think about some of the teachings of Jesus that might be considered as “important” or “vital” in our understanding and in our living out. I came up with a pretty good list … it was rather long. But then I began to cull it some … what are the truly “essential” things Jesus spoke of and what are the implications for our lives? As I worked on this rather subjective list (thinking that it should be about a three part sermon series, not six or ten) three mandates emerged. Thus the series I begin today and preach over these next three consecutive Sundays: Jesus Essentials … Today: “Judge Not”. ... Read full sermon here (PDF).