Joey Elsky-“Help My Relationships” Less Critical, More Kind.February 14, 2021
“Help My Relationships”
Less Critical, More Kind
Big idea: is kryptonite to relationships.
“Do not .” Matthew 7:1
“Do not ,” Matthew 7:1
Judge – KRINO
Analyze or evaluate………………………..…condemn or attack
“Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead .” John 7:24
“Do not Judge, or you to will be judged. For in the you judge others, you will be judged, and with you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-2
In relationships, we generally judge…
• Others by their .
• Ourselves by our .
“Why do you look at the of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the in your own eye? Matthew 7:3-5
How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ a plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:3-5
“ have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
A person is someone who makes light of their and spotlight on the .
You hypocrite, take the plank out of your , and you will to the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:3-5
Jesus uses this masterful story to tell us:
- Silence is not the.
“ judge” does not mean “ ADDRESS.”
It means address with mercy and kindness, not condemnation.
“Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13
2. Be forewarned, judgment has a affect.
The of judgement you give others will be the level you receive back.
3. The step in correcting well is to see and remove our sin .
4. correction is done with kindness, gentleness, and humility.
The next time I critique someone I care about I will:
1. my own sin.
2. Correct with .
3. Make my restoration, not condemnation.