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Oct 16, 2016 | Meredith Dancause

Who Are You To Judge?

HEAR
1.  After hearing the message, spend some time in your group sharing what you recall from it.  What struck you, and what questions did it leave you with?

2.  Read Matthew 7:1-6, 18:21-35.
What word, phrase, or verse stands out to you and why?

TALK
3.  Discuss the tension in Scripture between unconditional grace and being forgiven as we forgive others. How have you felt this tension in your own life?

4.  Have you experienced two-step forgiveness (decisional and emotional)?  Also, have you ever confused forgiveness (which takes one person) with reconciliation (which takes two)?

5.  Meredith mentioned the difference between condemnation and discernment when it comes to judging and forgiving. How might we move past condemnation when we’ve been wronged without losing discernment (giving what is sacred to dogs and throwing pearls to pigs)?

LIVE
6.  Forgiveness does not require reconciliation if the other party is unwilling to do their part, but it does require letting go of a grudge. Might God be asking you to forgive someone this week or to ask someone for forgiveness?

7.  Practice having generous assumptions with those you interact with this week. Remember that receiving God’s grace and giving others grace is through opening the same door in your heart.

PRAY
Gracious God, would you open our hearts to receive more of your grace.  Thank you for forgiving us and for judging in our favor. Help us to forgive and judge others as you have done for us.  Amen.

Series Information

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