October 25, 2020

DAVID CARSON | October 25, 2020
Message Details

“Misunderstood Scripture Pt. 2”

Matthew 7:1; John 14:14


Matthew 7:1 – “Judge not, that you be not judged.”

What people think it means: “Christians can never make moral assessments of other people’s behavior.”

What it actually means: “Christians can make reasonable, rational, and biblical judgments. However, we must do so with compassion, mercy, and without hypocrisy.”

John 14:14 – “If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”

What people think it means: “If I ask for anything I want and end my prayer by saying ‘in Jesus name,’ then God is more inclined to hear me and give me what I want. ”

What it actually means: “God is shaping our prayer habits so that we do not pray selfishly, but rather we pray in a manner that honors Christ’s character, recognizes Christ’s priorities, and maximizes God’s glory.”


Scripture Cross References: 2 Timothy 2:15; Psalm 119:97; Jeremiah 29:11; Matthew 7:6; 15-18; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Luke 3:19; 2 Samuel 12:7; 2 Peter 2:17-19; John 7:24; Galatians 6:1; Matthew 23:27-28; 28:19