Sunday, July, 14,2019
“Elevation NOT Condemnation” is the theme of our church.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
*We should not condemn people because God did not condemn us
Condemn– to declare to be reprehensible, wrong, or evil usually after weighing evidence and without reservation; to pronounce guilty; to convict
Elevate– to lift-up or make higher: to raise the spirits of
*We still do evil on the side of God as Christians, but we can ask for forgiveness
Examples in the Bible
My name is Legion Mark 5:2-19
- We have issues that we think, we have under control- but we don’t
- Legion ran and worshiped the Lord (with all his problems). Jesus asked what was his name? He answered “My name is Legion, for we are many. Mark 5:9
Women Taken in Adultery John 8:1-11
- The men present the Woman to Jesus for committing Adultery and demand that she be stoned according to the Law of Moses.
- Jesus says, let he who has not sinned cast the first stone. John 8:7
*In both cases Jesus did not turn them away*
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: