How To Judge

Small Group Discussion Guide

Sermon Series: How To
Sermon Title:
How to Judge

Break the Ice:
  • Is there a difference between discerning and judging? Explain your answer.

To judge essentially means “to decide”, let’s look more into this study for clarity.

Bring the Word:
  • Read Matthew 7:1-2

This passage talks about having “a standard”, to “judge, or decide”

Truth is just because your confident, doesn’t mean you are right!

Read Matthew 26:6-10

How were the disciples deciding about this incident with Jesus? What was their standard?

in verse 8 – How could the disciples believe this act was wasteful, where Jesus saw it as noble?

Three Guidelines for Today

A. Examine Yourself First

Read Matthew 7:3-5

According to this passage what must you and I do first?

Read Psalm 139:22-24

Restate this prayer in your own words. Where is the focus?

B. Ask for Eyes to See

Read John 7:21-24

What did Jesus say to these people about judging?

What do you think “judge according to righteous judgement” means?

Read Psalm 119:18.

Rephrase this verse in your own words

Bring it Home:

C. Leave it with God

Read 1 Peter 2:21-23

What example did Jesus leave us?

In verse 23, Who did Jesus entrust himself to?

Truth – Our righteousness comes from Christ alone !

Read 2 Corinthians 5:21

How do you interpret this passage?


In order to judge properly, with the correct standard, We are to:

  • Examine Ourselves First
  • Ask For Eyes to See
  • Leave It with God

Personal Application:

Where are you with this topic of judging today?

What would it look like for you to release this to God?

Close it out:

What was your one compelling take-a-way this week?

Let’s Pray

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