The reader's question is arresting: Did Jesus forbid us from judging others? Our immediate answer is "yes!" "Judge not," right? But what did Jesus mean by that? Is his instruction in the Sermon on the Mount being properly applied in our day? This Bible study and the commentary from Lewis B. Smedes are sure to prompt lively discussion.
Table of Contents
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Judgment is sometimes forbidden and sometimes encouraged.
—Teaching point two: If we judge by the letter of the law, we ourselves will be judged by it.
—Teaching point three: Judging is a vital part of the Christian life.
• Apply Your Findings
HANDOUT FOR FURTHER STUDY
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• Who Are We to Judge?, by Lewis B. Smedes (2001)
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