LIFE Part 9 Judging “Rightly”

Sermon Notes:

“Judging “Rightly”

“The atheist’s _______________ verse”  Matthew 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

 Is Jesus teaching that judging is _______________?  Does the phrase “all judging is wrong” make ______________?


The Necessity of Judgment

 We ___________ make judgments about people and things _________ of the time.


Matthew 7:1-6

Judging Others

7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

“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, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.


Big Idea:  Since I have to judge, I will judge rightly with _____________ and _______________.

Judging Wrongly

A very important word that Jesus uses is the word ____________________.

Jesus is warning against judging without the ______________ standard or with the _______________ motives.

Judging Rightly

The word of God is full of admonition for followers of Jesus to _________________ ideas and people.  John 7:24

Two important tools to help us to judge rightly

1.  ____________________.

In a court of law people swear to tell the _______________ upon which often a judgment is made.

______________ or ____________ is the truth?  John 1:14

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

We all accept the concept of a __________________ of truth.

What standard will you use to ________________ attitude and behavior?

For the follower of Jesus, the task is not to convince someone that the behavior is ________________ but that God’s word (standard) is __________________.

2.  _______________________.

Grace is important when judging ____________________.

Grace is important when judging ____________________.  Romans 14:12-13

12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.

 Grace doesn’t __________________ truth.  Rather, grace says, “I may not __________ it the way you see it but I do clearly ___________ that I love you and care about you.”


The Value of Judging

 Right judging is too __________________ to throw away. (vs 6)