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Don’t Criticize One Another. August 21. Think About It …. What are some things families and friends commonly argue or fight about? Today we look at how Christians are to relate to one another … how we talk how we act. Listen for a direct command or imperative given by James.

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Think About It …

  • What are some things families and friends commonly argue or fight about?

  • Today we look at how Christians are to relate to one another …

    • how we talk

    • how we act


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Listen for a direct command or imperative given by James.

James 4:11-12 (NIV) Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. [12] There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you--who are you to judge your neighbor?


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The Problem with Christians

  • How are we to speak to one another?

  • What are some synonyms for “slander”?

  • What dangerous progression do we engage in when we speak judgmentally of others? What attitude are we having toward God and His law?


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The Problem with Christians

  • Why do these forms of slander demonstrate poison or evil as mentioned by James?

  • What should we do which are the opposites of these forms of slander… things we say which result in praise and blessing, not poison or evil?


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The Problem with Christians

  • One of the principles of these studies about “one another” is to act in the way Jesus treats us. Name some ways that Jesus managed concern for people.

  • Someone has said that though we are not to judge, we can observe presence or lack of the Fruit of the Spirit. How can we exercise good judgment (be a “Fruit inspector”) without being judgmental?


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Listen for what two groups Paul was addressing.

Romans 14:1-4 (NIV) Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. [2] One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. [3] The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not,


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Listen for what two groups Paul was addressing.

and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. [4] Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.


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The Need for Acceptance

  • What did Paul say to do when other believers don’t see things the way we do?

  • What reasons did Paul give for not judging people on disputable matters?

  • What issues did Paul believe were not worth fighting over?


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The Need for Acceptance

  • What life-style rules and issues do Christians argue about today?

  • How can we learn more about what causes believers to do, say, or believe certain things?

  • When Scripture is not explicit on an issue, how should a person decide what is right and wrong?


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Listen for a bad habit that Paul talks about in this passage

Romans 14:5-12 (NIV) One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. [6] He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God.


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Listen for a bad habit that Paul talks about in this passage

[7] For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. [8] If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. [9] For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. [10] You, then, why do you judge your brother?


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Listen for a bad habit that Paul talks about in this passage

Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat. [11] It is written: " 'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.' " [12] So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. … [19] Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.


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The Goal of Edification

  • What should be the primary motivation for a person’s decision to eat meat or celebrate a sacred day?

  • The foundation of acceptance is doing what we do in honor of the Lord. How is this different from accepting all opinions?

  • What is a Christian’s responsibility for building peace among other believers?


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The Goal of Edification

  • How can Christians share a spirit of unity despite having different views on certain practices?

  • Why does loving encouragement lead to positive change more often than does negative criticism?


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Application

  • James reminds us not to speak evil against one another

    • Allow God to be the judge in situations where you differ in opinion with someone else

    • Reject temptations to gossip – even when it is in the form of a “prayer request”


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Application

  • In Christian faith, not all matters are of the same weight or importance

    • Make room for acceptable disagreement in peripheral areas of belief

    • If you happen to disagree with another belier in some of these areas, don’t let it lead to bad feelings and/or vocal criticism


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Application

  • Scripture calls for us to edify, to build one another up … not to tear down.

    • Who in your circle of acquaintances needs building up?

    • Think about how you can build up children and grandchildren

    • Look for people and situations in our church where you can give positive reinforcement



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