March 21, 2021 - Matthew 7:15-23 - "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord' will enter the kingdom of heaven." These are some of the most sobering words ever spoken by Jesus. Because in the Kingdom, it's not who you claim to know, but Who claims to know you. Who holds you reputation?
March 7, 2021 - Matthew 7:1 - 6 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged." It's a popular refrain these days. And it is true! But it's only the first part of Jesus' teaching. Jesus teaches that by looking into our own lives, we can be instruments of mercy and grace to others. Because the truly revolutionary part of His teaching is not the judgment, but the standard by which we measure.