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Notes from Sermon: 1.17.21

January 18th, 2021 | 1 min read

By Matthew Shedden

On Mondays I’ll be posting a quote I shared during the sermon or from the cutting room floor. I’ll post the scripture I referenced, and the connections may or may not be obvious.

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Matthew 7:1-6

  • In short, the unnoticed log is often the critical spirit itself. Jesus’ purpose in this Summer is to make disciples conscious that ‘in our own cause we are not to be partial.” Frederick Dale Burner
  • We may correct others, “but not as a foe, nor as an adversary exacting a penalty, but as a physician providing medicines. For neither did Christ say ‘stay not him that is sinning,’ but ‘judge not’; that is, be not bitter in
    pronouncing sentence. John Chrysostom

Matthew Shedden

Matthew Shedden is pastor at Defiance Church in a small mountain town in Colorado. There he tries to reclaim the trivial by spending with his family, fly fishing the Roaring Fork, skiing, and cooking.