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TO JUDGE OR NOT TO JUDGE

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  Matt 7:1-6   What is before us this morning is one of many passages that are taken out of context.  Such verses as…  Matt 18:20 “Where two or three are gathered in My Name”  The larger context of Matthew 18:20 is Matthew 18:15-20, which describes believers sinning against one another within the fellowship and how to go about seeking reconciliation. Not prayer meeting.   Phil 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ” Phil 4:13.  This verse is referring directly to Paul enduring hardships as a result of living out his faith no matter what the cost.   Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  In fact, chapter 29 is written to the exiles in Babylon, who were there because of disobedience.   Isaiah 53:5 “By His Stripes We Are Healed”  We are not exempt from sickness and disease simply because Jesus died for us. This is speaking of redemption and the gospel pro

ANXIOUS FOR WHAT PART TWO

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  Matt 6:25-34   Here is the gracious promise as the remedy/the vaccine for worry and anxiety.  “Therefore” meaning going back to what was previously said  “Because of this” you are not to worry.  Why  Because of this transient earthly treasures do not satisfy.  Because of this our moral and spiritual vison is easily darkened.  Because of this a choice must be made in whom you will serve.  Because of this the Kingdom requires your complete attention.  So therefore because of this….In God’s providence He has supplied the necessary food that the birds of the air need.  In God’s providence He also supplies the necessary clothing that the landscapes of our world needs.   And in the midst of His providential plan and care; Jesus reminds His image-bearers, that they are more valuable than them.  All the intricate detail that God puts into His creation is extended more so to His image bearers.  In His divine providence and sovereignty God supplies all that we need (not want) but need