Speaker: Jeff Jarvis

Don’t Judge!

Think back to a time when you were really concerned about someone who was engaging in some kind of questionable behavior. Perhaps there was neglect or mistreatment of a loved one. Maybe you observed some reckless spending or partying… perhaps an affair. Doesn’t really matter what it was – you were concerned. So what did you do? Did you wrestle with whether or not you should say or do anything?

I know I’ve wrestled.

There have been times when I’ve watched someone making, what seemed like, really poor choices, but I hesitated to speak up. In fact, often I didn’t say a thing. Why? Because I didn’t want to be seen as judgmental. After all, that’s what Jesus warned us about. Right? “Don’t judge, lest you be judged”. It’s what religious people are accused of doing all the time. Sticking their nose where it doesn’t belong.

But is that what Jesus was trying to prevent when he said these words?

This Sunday we begin a brand new series entitled “Laws of the Universe” and we’re going to unpack this controversial act of judging. I think you’ll see on Sunday how, if understood, it could make our lives and our world a whole lot better.

Invite a friend and join us.

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