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Listen or Look for Faults?

Consider the nature of the people in the crowds around Jesus as He shared the parables in Luke 15.

  • Publicans: social outcasts of their day, notoriously dishonest, gathered more taxes than Rome required
  • Sinners: those who everyone knew had “missed the mark” regarding righteousness
  • Pharisees: zealots who were outwardly religious, strived to impress others, condemned others, avoided even touching sinners
  • Scribes: spent time copying scriptures, others accepted them as experts, their attitudes were similar to those of the Pharisees

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Be Wary of World-colored Glasses

Read Luke 7:36-50

This story reminds us to be wary of our “world-colored” glasses when forming an opinion of others.

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Judge Yourself First

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Do you judge yourself before you judge others (Mat 7:1-5)? Here are some reasons that is a good idea:

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