Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Judge not lest ye be judged.
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?• I have a Bible story for you today, about a guy who made a mistake.• There was a man named Philip, who met Jesus and decided to follow him.• Philip talked to Nathanael, and told him "I have met the one that Moses and the prophets told about!• He is Jesus, from Nazareth.”
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?• Well, Nathanael didnt know Jesus, but he knew Nazareth -- it was just a sleepy little town, nothing much exciting there.• Nathanael just laughed and said "Hah! Can anything good come from Nazareth?"
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?• Can you guess what Nathanaels mistake was?• See, he thought that he knew all about Jesus just by knowing where he was from.• And since he thought Nazareth wasnt very good, he thought Jesus couldnt be very good!• What a huge mistake!
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?• But then he met Jesus, and talked to him, and very quickly realized that Jesus is the Son of God, the King of Israel.• Something really good had come out of Nazareth!
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?• It is easy for us to make Nathanaels mistake.• A lot of times we think we know about people because we know where they live, or what kind of car they drive, or what school they go to, or the shape of their bodies, or the color of their skin, or the language they speak.
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?• But none of those things tell us what a person is really like inside; none of those things help us see people the way God sees them.
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?• Do you know what tomorrow is?• Tomorrow is the day we remember Martin Luther King Jr.• He was a strong Christian and a great leader who helped change some very bad laws we used to have in this country -- laws that separated people because of their skin color.• You know what?
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?• I am sure that there were people in Martin Luther Kings time who looked at him and said "Hah!• Can anything good come out of Montgomery, Alabama?• Can anything good come out of the mouth of a black man?"• They didnt stop to listen to what he had to say, or get to know him.• They made Nathanaels mistake.
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?• Nathanael fixed his Prayer mistake by getting to • Lord Jesus help us not to know Jesus. be so narrow minded that• We need to make sure we judge someone based that we take the time to on their physical get to know people too -- characteristics such as not just judge them by their color, size, or where they live or their clothes. For all have skin color or their clothes. sinned and have fallen• Because God can make short of the glory of God. something good come out of anybody, from anywhere, at anytime.