We met for a light dinner of Florentine quiche, cheese and fruit, and vegetable platter. When one of the girls looked out the window, they drew our attention to the amazing sunset God gave us.
Then we enjoyed a caramel walnut apple pie and strawberry cheesecake. After dinner we resumed our study of Matthew and finished the Sermon on the Mount.
Matthew 7 talking points
- Matthew 7:1-5
- Don’t have a critical spirit. Be careful not to judge others. If you condemn others, make sure you’re above condemnation.
- Galatians 6:1-10
- John 8:1-11
- What’s wrong is condemning others; that’s the Lord’s job. We need to be careful not to judge people because we don’t know the whole story. We are not omniscient. It’s best not to be critical of others. We can’t judge the heart and intentions of others. It’s not wrong to reveal faults. What’s wrong is to criticize and condemn others. Notice in Galatians the principle of restoration, not revelation.
- Matthew 7:6
- We should not be sharing the blessings of our Christian faith with the enemies of the gospel. Don’t invest in hostile people. Share the gospel, but do not persist with those who reject it.
- Matthew 10:14-16
- Matthew 7:7-11
- God sees us as His children that He wants to care for as a loving Father.
- He wants us to be persistent.
- Luke 18:1-8
- Matthew 7:12
- The Golden Rule. How does the Law and Prophets hang on this? If everyone was kind to others in the way they wanted to be treated, imagine what a wonderful world this would be. There would be no crime.
- Matthew 22:34-40
- Matthew 7:13-14
- The way to eternal life is confined to one way: through Jesus.
- John 14:6
- John 10:7-10
- Matthew 7:15-23
- There are many who claim to be Christians, but they are not. Jesus is warning us that as we minister to people, Satan will send people our way who claim to be Christians but are really wolves in sheep’s clothing.
- Matthew 10:14-16 applies here, as well.
- Psalm 1:1-6
- Matthew 7:24-27
- The Lord gives us a beautiful illustration of the stability and protection that He provides for those with faith in Him.
- Psalm 1:1-6
- Joshua 1:7-9
- James 1:22
- Matthew 7:28-29
- Jesus was astonishing because He did not speculate. He taught authoritatively. This is how His great sermon which spans Matthew Chapters Five through Seven concludes.