Gungor has a new album out called One Wild Life. The album is from the first of the trilogy Soul, Spirit, Body. Listen to this song “Us For Them” from Soul. It’s been ministering to my own soul. Maybe it will yours too.
Can you relate to the lyrics? Jesus comes to us with mercy in his eyes. His judgment is love. He wants it to be us for them.
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Last year I delivered a message called Denouncing (Your Inner) Judge Dredd. I think about the content of this sermon often, as it is extremely relevant for us as the church today. I’m trying to live and work it out myself.
It’s common in our culture for folks to think that all judgment is bad, but the Scripture says there is a right and wrong way to judge.
In this message, I talk about that difference and how Christ wants to set us free from our tendencies to judge others. Judging others actually reveals our own emptiness. Jesus calls us to a higher way that is better for all of us.
Listen to how we are called to embrace an identity that engenders a deep love for our neighbor, and denounce our inner Judge Dredd for life in the Kingdom.