May 08 2022 • Greg Boyd
Each day, we are presented with a choice: to love or to judge. When we choose to judge another person, we stand with Satan – the accuser – on one side of the courtroom, cross-examining them and looking to prove them unworthy. When we choose love, we examine not through the lens of judgment, but through the lens of the cross, where Jesus declares that all people have unsurpassable worth. In this series, we turn to the core biblical themes of love and judgment, and the absolute necessity of living in love and leaving judgment to God alone.
Sermons in this series:
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God calls us to replicate the love of the cross instead of passing judgment upon others. We do this as we live into the reality of our inclusion in God’s love and our identity in Christ, as part of the Triune, cruciform love that God is.
In this introductory sermon to the “Cross Examination” series, Greg lays out the all-important challenge to live in love in the way that is defined by Christ on the cross. This sermon also details how this mandate to love goes against the grain of our culture which is dominated by divisiveness and judgment.