Sunday Messages

Nov 07, 2010

Jesus on Humility

Matthew 7:1-12 by Pastor Dan Walker
In this passage of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talks about the consequences of judging. Rather than judging our neighbor, we are to do unto others as we would have them do to us. Learn from Jesus in this challenging message for disciples of Jesus.
Duration:31 mins 33 secs

Jesus on Humility

40 Days with Jesus – Part 6

Life Church November 7, 2010

Pastor Dan Walker







Matthew 7:1 (NIV) Do not judge, or you too will be judged.







1. Don’t ___________ others

Matthew 7:2 (NIV) For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.







1A. Pay _____________ to your own sin

Matthew 7:3-4 (NIV) "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?







1B. Then __________ others with their sin

Matthew 7:5 (NIV) 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.






1C. Don’t persist with those who _____________

Matthew 7:6 (NIV) 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 then turn and tear you to pieces.







2. _______________ on God






2A. _____________ God’s help

Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV) "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.







2B. ___________ in God’s goodness

Matthew 7:9-11 (NIV) "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!







2C. ___________ the Golden Rule

Matthew 7:12 (NIV) So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Message Study Guide

Jesus on Humility

Life Church November 7, 2010

(Answer questions based on the message outline and verses) 


Intro.     In what ways have you been tempted to negatively label someone?


Why do you think that Jesus commands His disciples not to judge (Matthew 7:1)?


1.         In what ways is judging the opposite of the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:2)?


1A.       What is wrong with trying to deal with specks when you have plankeye (Matthew 7:3-4)?


1B.       How is judging someone else hypocritical (Matthew 7:5)?


1C.       When is it right to stop persisting with those who resist God’s principles in their lives (Matthew 7:6)?


1D.       How can someone become more aware of and overcome judging others?


2A.       Explain how prayer is a remedy for a judgmental attitude (Matthew 7:7-8, Matthew 6:33)?


2B.       What negative attitudes toward God was Jesus correcting in Matthew 7:9-11?


2C.       What is the difference between the Golden Rule and the Selfish Rule we tend to follow (Matthew 7:12)?


2D.       How can you grow in applying the Golden Rule to your life and behavior?