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2/14 Why We Judge and Compare

This series will be anchored in the book of Luke. If you’ve yet to do so, we encourage you to download the Bible App by YouVersion on your smart phone, and sign up for the “Outreach New Testament” reading plan.

Here are the steps to start using the Bible App:

Sign up for the New Testament Reading Plan

  1. Download & open the Bible App by YouVersion.
  2. If you haven’t already signed in with your free YouVersion account, do so now under More > Settings > Account.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, tap Plans > Discover > Search: Outreach New Testament” >Start Plan

Using the Reading Plan

  1. Open the Bible App, and at the bottom of the screen, tap Plans.
  2. Under My Plans, tap “Outreach New Testament.
  3. Click each daily reading until Luke, as if you’ve read them, or just skip forward.
  4. Start reading the daily plan with us in Luke as we go through this series together.


  • “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.
    Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
  • He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” — Luke 6:37-42


  1. What strikes you most about this passage? What do you observe?
  2. In the message, humility was associated with being non-judgmental and arrogance was associated with being judgmental. How have you seen this in your own life?
  3. Where do you struggle most with being judgmental? Why?
  4. How could you grow in your compassion for others?
  5. In the message, John 1:14 was referenced where it says that Jesus came “full of grace and truth.” In your own life and relationships, where do you most need to bring both of these? How is that going?
  6. How has being part of a Come as You Are culture served you?