Presentation on theme: "Loving or Judging? I John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."— Presentation transcript:
Loving or Judging? I John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
The Tale of the Pastor Jeremiah Steepek and the Homeless Man Matthew 25:34-40 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
"You see, we look at the outside of others and make judgments. God looks inside at our heart and sees the truth." Rev. Willie Lyle, Pastor of Sango United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Tenn I Corintians 12:23-25 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
What can we do? –Put love in action James 2: 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. –Be a disciple, not a judge John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Diversity