Down to the Nerves

Liz judges people based on appearances and names. So he's real trouble when he meets Terrene's newest dentist, Dr. Pain.

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Memory Verse

“People judge others by what they look like, but I judge people by what is in their hearts”

Audio Icon   1 Samuel 16:7



In this episode Liz judges people based on appearances (and names), but discovers that that leads to mistakes.

Today, it’s common to hear the phrase “good Samaritan”. But when Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), his audience had different ideas in their minds of what people were good and what people were bad. Imagine their shock when they saw that the Samaritan was good because of his care and actions.

Most people do not feel comfortable admitting that they judge people. Sometimes they base those judgments on what they have heard about other people. Sometimes they base judgments on their own fears. But if Jesus really lives in your heart, there is no room for that kind of judging. Every person is created in the image of God and deserves to be seen through God’s eyes.

Want to dig deeper and learn more about seeing people through God’s eyes? Check out Acts 10:34-35, Galatians 3:28, and 2 Corinthians 4:18.


Take some photographs of different people. Take a picture of them just sitting normally. Then take an action shot showing who they really are inside. Have them show off their passion in the picture. For example, take a photograph of your grandmother who loves to dance or your best friend who loves animals. What would you have thought about this person based on their first picture? How does this help you see these “books” beyond their “covers”?

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