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! vIntroduction:
1.
We must remember God hates all sin
2.      Judging others-condemning-criticizing-backbiting-gossiping-speaking evil-talking about others is one of the sins that are /strongly &constantly condemned!/
3.
There is always a strong tendency for the
—       Good person to judge the bad person
—       Gifted judging the less gifted
—       Wealthy judging the poor
—       Active judging the less active
—       Less active judging the active
 
 
Outline
I.                   Proper Judgment
II.
Improper Judgment
A.       Speaking evil of brothers
B.       Violates the law of God
C.       Sets one up as judge—as a lawgiver
D.       Usurps God’s right & authority
III.
Guidelines For Proper Judgment
A.       Properly judge yourself first—deal with your own sin
B.       Remember God is judge
C.       Don’t make yourself a judge of the law
 
 
I.
Proper Judgement
 
Jesus: "Watch out when all men speak of you well" When everybody starts speaking well of you something is wrong, you have become a chameleon.
—       Luke 6:26; John 15:18-19
 
/A.
//Scriptural Support - There are times when we must judge/
1.      Matthew 7:6; 7:15—Do not give what is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine; False prophets
2.      Matthew 18:15-20—Rebuke a person in sin
3.      Matthew 23:1-39—Jesus 
4.
John 7:24—Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment 
5.
Romans 16:17—Mark those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned and avoid them.
6.      1Corinthians 5:1-5—Like leaven which must be removed, deliver one to Satan
7.      Galatians 1:6-9—Let him be accursed if he brings another gospel 
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1Thessalonians 5:21—Test all things, hold fast to what is good 
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1Timothy 1:18-20—Hymeneas and Alexander excommunicated: who I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme * *
10.  1Peter 4:17—For the time of judgment has come to begin with the house of God
11.  1John 4:1—Test the Spirits
12.  2John 10-11—If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive hi into your house nor greet him, for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds
13.  Jude 3-4—Ungodly men are turning the grace of God into licentiousness & denying the Lord
 
 
II.
Improper Judgement (4:11-12)
 
/A.
//Speaking Evil Of Brothers (4:11)/
 
1.
Do not /speak evil/ of one another, brethren—v.11
a.
To criticize, judge, backbite, gossip, officious meddler, condemn, and grumble against another person
b.
To talk about, to tear down another person, sharing things that cut and hurt him
c.       Sharing things that lower his or her image & reputation in the eyes of others
d.
This is all done behind this person’s back
 
Principles for Ministry
—/Defend The Pastor And The Ministry From All Negative Talk/
 
a.
People who listen to people who criticize-backbite, etc. are just as guilty!
b.      Listening to it condones it—tolerates it & says; “I approve of it”-hypocrite!
—       Step into the conversation & boldly rebuke the gossip, replacing it with positive words
 
c.
Every church has its critics-we can be open to constructive criticism-we do not have all the answers
d.
But when constructive criticism becomes destructive complaining, put an end to it
e.
If you are in, or going to be in the ministry, you must steer people in a godly direction
 
2.
If you have /spoken evil of another/, You have sinned!
a.
Now others know what this person has done wrong because you told them.
b.
This is just as much failure as the person who has sinned.
c.
If you listen to this gossip, you are just as guilty.
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3.      We are all brothers & sisters in Christ—the family of God
 
a.
When one of us falls, lets reach out & restore our brother, not push him farther down
b.      Remember he or she is a child of God-{Luke 17:3-4-/you shall forgive him/}
c.       Galatians 6:1-2*; *Psalm 51:12-13
—       Restore: when a bone is broken it is put back in place
—       This has nothing to do with judgment but helping each other bear one another's burdens
d.      Jeremiah 29:11
—       Our thoughts toward others should be of /peace /& /not of evil, /to give them a future and a hope.
There are several reasons why people tend to judge & criticize others.
!! a.
It boosts are own self-image
!! Ø      Pointing out someone else’s failures makes me seem a little better
b.      /It is enjoyed/
Ø      There is a tendency to hear the bad news & shortcomings about others—/dirty laundry/
!! c.
It makes us feel that our own lives (morally & behavior) are better than the person who failed
d.      /It helps justify the things we have done throughout our lives/
Ø      We do this by rationalizing our decisions and acts by pointing out the failure of others
e.       /It points out to our friends how strong we are/
Ø      How does this prove how strong we are?
By our brothers failure.
!! f.
It is an outlet for hurt and revenge
Matthew 5:38-42—Vengeance - official legal eye for eye and tooth for tooth - this is not personal vengeance but for the courts.
This punishment needs to be equal in the Court of Law.
Romans 12:17-21—repay no evil for evil cf.
1Thessalonians 5:15; 1Peter 3:8-10
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