Judgment Vs. Conviction


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“When Christians run to the world for judgment we don’t look like examples, but entertainment.”

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Judgment Vs. Conviction

  1. 1. Judgment Vs. Conviction Luke 6:37 “Most people who seem to judge everything almost always haven’t forgiven themselves or others.” Things we should judge: 1. Disputes between believers – 1 Corinthians 6:4 “When we run to the world for judgment we don’t look like examples, but entertainment.” 2. Unrepentant sin of a church member – 1 Corinthians 5:12-13 “If sin isn’t dealt with it will tear the church apart. These are people who know their sin is wrong, don’t care and continue to do it.”
  2. 2. Here are the steps to deal with unrepentant sin: a. Go to them personally in love first and give them the benefit of the doubt...in case there is a misunderstanding. b. Secondly, go back with one to two witnesses who have the church interests at heart c. Take the elders with you d. A separation must occur – Matthew 18:15-17 3. False doctrine – Matthew 7:15 Mathew 6:24 Luke 16:13 Things we should not judge: 1. Outward appearance – James 2:1-4 – 2. The motives of others – 1 Corinthians 4:5 “We tend to error when we don’t know our own heart and try to judge the heart of others.” How do you avoid a judgmental spirit: 1. Being forgiving rather than condemning – Luke 6:37
  3. 3. 2. Have a generous spirit – Luke 6:38 “A generous spirit sets itself up against a critical spirit. We are able to be a blessing to others.” 3. Be a learner rather than a critic- - Luke 6:40 “We can learn from anything we choose to learn from. Learners ask questions.” Luke 6:41-42 “It’s easy to be a speck inspector when we don’t see our plank that is blinding us. When we are like this we have critical spirit .When we are judgmental and critical we can’t receive anything. Be discerning and not let a critical spirit enlarge itself in our hearts. Give to our relationships. Make a point to give in our relationships. Pray to God to remove our hearts of stone and give us a heart of flesh.” Conviction: John 16:7-15
  4. 4. “The filling of the Spirit describes the crucial work of God enabling a believer to live a transformed life.” Matthew 10:34 “Christ spirit is the great wedge driving sword. If this spirit lives in us we should bring light to what eternal side people are on.” 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 Proverbs 24:24-25 “It should not surprise us that as we follow Christ people who want to remain in sin should start to get uncomfortable and not want to be around us. We will be accused of being judgmental without even saying a word. In general we are disliked and avoided for the sake of His name. Others will be attracted to us for the same reason. This is sure proof of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. If this does not happen can anyone rightly claim to have a measure of the Holy Spirit? Holiness by its very nature illuminates sin.” Ephesians 5:11-13
  5. 5. The privilege of conviction: “Conviction of sin is one of the rarest things to strike a man and is the threshold for understanding God.” Isaiah 59:2 “For a person to repent they must be convicted in their heart to repent. One person learns in their heart that they are sinner and wants to do something about it. Another learns they are and does nothing about, what’s the difference…repentance.” 2 Timothy 2:24-26 “God has to grant repentance and the only way that happens is if your heart feels repentant.” “An unrepentant person has been taken captive by Satan. God through the Holy Spirit must touch that person’s heart and bring about conviction.” Deuteronomy 10:16 “A person may have head knowledge that they are a sinner and may sit on that knowledge for years without doing anything. But when their head knowledge becomes heart knowledge they will be more inclined to do something about it.”
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