Are You Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus? Lessons from Luke 6
Welcome to our journey through the Gospel of Luke, chapter six. We’ll explore insights into spiritual vision and living life through the eyes of Jesus. In this sermon, Pastor Campbell explores verses 37 to 38, which will help us reflect on our judgments, the power of forgiveness, and the impact of our actions. It will give you a deeper understanding of Jesus’ timeless teachings useful for seeing through the eyes of Jesus.
Reaping What We Sow
The scriptures remind us that our actions echo back to us in life’s interactions. If we judge, we will be judged; if we forgive, we will be forgiven. It’s a call to be careful about the way we treat others because the way we treat them is how we will be treated.
Addressing Hypocrisy and Reflection
Jesus challenges us to examine our own eyes before attempting to remove the speck from our brother’s eye. When we are guilty of the same sins we judge others for, people see hypocrisy in the church. We learn that judgment and condemnation stem from an eye problem and that self-reflection is vital to seeing clearly.
Challenges in Acceptance and Limited View of Life
Our prejudices and attitudes create blind spots in accepting those different from us. Pastor highlights the need to avoid quick judgments and to appreciate each person for who God made them to be.
Examining Others and Ourselves
The incredible challenge we all face is to accept all 8 billion people on our planet, free from discrimination and favoritism. True acceptance, rooted in unconditional love, allows seeing others through the eyes of Jesus. The sermon emphasizes that God, not us, can bring about genuine change in individuals.
Embracing Redemption and Forgiveness
The sermon concludes with a powerful reminder of Jesus’s mission – not to condemn but to save. It challenges us to give our best to others, especially when they are at their worst. The story of the woman caught in adultery serves as an example of Jesus’s compassion and call to refrain from judgment.
Listen to, watch, or read this sermon. As we embark on a new year, may this sermon inspire you to seek God’s perspective and extend love to all.
If you are looking for more about how to treat others, this sermon, Together as One: Why the Church Should Embrace Unity in a Divisive World, may be helpful.