Life on the West Side

Judgy McJudgerson

Oct. 31, 2023

Yes we are called to discern and assess. But Jesus challenges the hypercritical, the hypocritical, and all of us who desire a critical spirit.

The sermon today is titled "Judgy McJudgerson." It is the eleventh installment in our series "One Sermon That Changed The World." The Scripture reading is from Matthew 7:1-5 (ESV). Originally preached at the West Side Church of Christ (Searcy, AR) on October 29, 2023. All lessons fit under one of 5 broad categories: Begin, Discover, Grow, Learn, and Serve. This sermon is filed under DISCOVER: A New Lifestyle.

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Sources of Inspiration for the Lesson Used in Today's Podcast:

  • Mike Cope, “Speck Inspectors.” Sermon preached at College Church of Christ (Searcy, AR), 1987.
  • Craig Keener, Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary.
  • Stanley Hauerwas, Matthew  (Brazos).
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Cost of Discipleship.
  • James Bryan Smith, The Good & Beautiful Life.
  • Tim Mackie, “To Judge or Not To Judge.” Sermon.

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