All posts tagged: Judgmental

I Desire Mercy Not Sacrifice – Go And Learn What This Means.


Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” I desire mercy and not sacrifice – Go and learn what that means! Matthew 9:13 The questions we need to ask ourselves as we consider Jesus’ command to “go and learn” are as follows: 1. What is stopping us from befriending unbelievers? 2. What are we afraid of? 3. What do we have to lose? 4. Who said we couldn’t have worldly friends? I moved up to northern California six years ago from San francisco, and every time I tell a friend that I am going back for vacation or for a visit, I get several reactions. Sometimes I hear – “oh boy, when I visited that place a few years ago, I felt the spiritual oppression just fall on me.” Other times I get the – “man I will be praying for you, I hope fire and brimstone don’t fall while you are there.” Even still, I get a question – “what …

Let the Lord be your vision


1. How you see people Mark 8:24 And he looked up and said, “I see men, but they look like trees, walking.” (ESV) To take away our deep-seated prejudices, biases, judgments and stereotypes so that we can see every man clearly. 2 Corinthians 5:16, 17 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (ESV) 2. How you see problems Zechariah 4:10  For who has desisted the days of small things? (ASV) To be able to see those blessings that usually come in disguise…either by trial or tribulation. James 1:2 Count it all joy my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds. (ESV) 3. How you see God’s will vs your will 1 Thess. 3:3 For this is the will of God… (ESV) To be able to discover the perfect will of God concerning you in every …