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Tom Collins Decatur AL 1/25/57 - 2/9/2020

Tom Collins Decatur, AL 1/25/57 - 2/9/2020
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.  Believers will see you soon brother.

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How To Pray For Changes In Your Life Every Night Before Bed and In Your Dreams

Go to 25:45 in the video for quick instructions:

Judging Without Being Judgmental

1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

A judgmental spirit is different than a person that judges rightly.

Consider these things:
1. Is it your business to judge in this situation? We aren't qualified to be the judge but we are to discern at times.

The Tree of Life was in the midst of the garden.  The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was not something for man.  Only God knows Good and Evil.  So man was not made to judge.

Jesus said something like, "Who made me your judge" somewhere in the scripture.  Look that up.

If we judge those in the church as a tare then we may root out the wheat with the tares.  So that is not for us to do either.

1 Thessalonians 4:11
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

2. Does the judging administer life?
Pharaseas had a spirit of fault finding.
It condemns, e…

How To Stop Being Negative and Judgmental - A biblical perspective

In the world when we hear someone say, "Don't judge me" the person saying it is typically not referring to what judgment Jesus was referring to when he said not to judge or rather if we judge we will be judged.  There are so many biblical truths in that statement that I'll only address a couple.  But we must identify what judgment is and there are differing kinds of judgments.  The bible says we should judge and in most cases this is referring to discerning things based upon what we witness in another person's life.

But I'm going to touch on the kind of judgment we cannot do but most people do and it causes great harm.  The kind of judgment where we say someone did something and also and here is the danger where we assign a motive to why someone did something.  Because when we claim we know something that we cannot for certain know we are putting ourselves in a dangerous position of acting as if we are God.

Every time we do that it is not going to be good.So…

Biblical Words On Not Being Offended

Psalms 75:7

But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Proverbs 19:11 
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Proverbs 27:5-6  Open rebuke is better than secret love. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
James 1:19-20  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

2 Timothy 2:24  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
Romans 12:17-21 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: f…

How to Not Be Offended

2 Timothy 2:22-26
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

How can we not be offended?  That is a tough question to answer when you are in the midst of a conflict with anyone.  Maybe there is unforgiveness or there is rebellion in your life and you think too highly of yourself.  Or maybe you think it is ok to not forgive someone when they do something against you even if they have admitted the offense and asked for forgiveness.  Perhaps you think, "what's in it for me…