To Judge or Not to Judge (Ephesians 5:8-14)

Preached August 31st, 2014: Ephesians 5:8-14; John 7:12, 20, 24; Colossians 1:12-13; I John 1:5-7; I John 1:8-10; Matthew 7:1-5; I Corinthians 11:31; Romans 14:4; Ezekiel 44:23; I Corinthians 5:1-3 I. We Were Darkness II. Now We Are Light III. Walk As Children of the Light IV. Don’t De-Magnify Sin V. Expose Blatant Sin Bad Judging… 1. Is Prideful 2. Doesn’t Know Boundaries 3. Doesn’t Have Enough Info Good Judging… 1. Hates Evil 2. Knows What is Evil 3. Speaks the Truth in Love When the Nazis came for the communists, I did not speak out; As I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I did not speak out; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; As I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the Jews, I did not speak out; As I was not a Jew. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out. Martin Niemöller The New Guy… 1. Does Not Lie 2. Gets Rid of Anger Quickly 7. Tell every one what you think wrong in him, lovingly and plainly, and as soon as may be, else it will fester in your own heart. Make all haste to cast the fire out of your bosom. -John Wesley 3. Does Not Steal or Cheat 4. Works For Money and Gives 5. Builds Up with the Mouth 6. Lives to Please God 7. Is Kind and Forgiving 8. Gives His Life for Others 9. Is Sexually Pure 10. Treasures Christ Above All Fill your mind with the unseen truths of eternity, so that the loud, garish deceitfulness of this world is pushed out. Fill your mind with the truth of heaven – John Piper

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