Relating to Our Siblings and Our Father
Preacher: Jeremiah Fyffe
1. v1 - THE TEACHING
2. v2-6 - THE FAMILY
3. v7-11 - THE FATHER
4. v12 - THE SUMMARY
Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things
There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?
So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
1 Corinthians 13:6–7
[Love] does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town.
You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
If one has a condemning attitude toward others, this will be one’s experience of the world; if one has a welcoming and accepting attitude, this will be one’s experience.
Christians can pronounce “that is good” and “that is wrong” but not “you are condemned by God.”
Celebration Song List
CELEBRATE Who God Is
This Is Our God
Come Praise And Glorify
CONNECT Our Need for Christ
There Is A Fountain
COMMUNITY In the Word and Communion
His Mercy Is More
CONTRIBUTION of Praise
Hail The King
Community Group Questions
“Judge not, that you be not judged.” How have you seen these words used in the past? How does the broader culture appear to understand these words?
How does Jesus teaching in Matthew 7:6 help to give nuance and perspective to his teaching in verse 1?
Read Matthew 7:7-11. Much emphasis has been given to verse 7, that we are to ask persistently, seek diligently and knock loudly. Now consider, what is the actually emphasis of this passage? How does the love of the Father give us confidence to come to him in faith for everything we need.
Our passage this week ends with the “Golden Rule” in Matthew 7:12. On Sunday I suggested that it might be more appropriate to call this the “Golden Vision.” How can we walk with humility as a people prone to get “logs” lodged in our eyes and still seek the Father for faith to love one another in the manner of verse 12?