Careful Judgement Week # 36
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the dangers of judging others.
Feasting on the Word: James 4:11-12 Matthew 7:1-6
Family Discussion: How are we to speak of each other? (James 4:11)
If we talk evil against a brother, what are we also talking evil about? (James 4:11)
Who is the one Lawgiver? (James 4:12)
What power does the Lawgiver have? (James 4:12)
Looking at Matthew 7:1-2, what are the dangers of judging others?
What warning does Matthew give in chapter 7:3-4? What should we first do with ourselves before we go and try to help others remove sin from their lives? (Matthew 7:4-5)
What should we do when we find someone in sin? (Galatians 6:1-2) How should we help the person in sin? (Galatians 6:1-2)
So, what must we be careful of when having to make a judgment? ?? Remember that how we judge is how we will be judged. (Matthew 7:2) ?? Remember that we must first deal with our sin. (Matthew 7:3-5) ?? Remember we must help people in sin with gentleness. (Galatians 6:1) ?? Remember that God is the only true judge with the power to save and destroy. (James 4:12)
Challenge: Have you ever been judged unfairly? How did that make you feel? What are some things that we can do to help insure that we will not judge people unfairly? Pray about having a humble heart so that we will not find ourselves looking down at others.
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)