Following on from the teaching we received on Sunday February 14 from 1Corinthians 4, here are some suggested questions for use in your Small Group discussions;

Icebreaker

  • Whether we’re talking X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice, Strictly or something else like that masked singer thing where you can listen to a badger, robin or even a sausage in a bag of chips (among other things) singing popular songs; who is your favourite TV judge talent show judge?

 

Questions

  • Looking at Jon’s teaching on Sunday, from where do you feel many of the judgements and charges against you  come and what form do they take?
    • C. H. Spurgeon once said If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him, for you are worse than he thinks you to be.In what way are we justified despite the fact that many accusations levelled against us might be correct (Romans 8:31-35)?
  • How can we avoid falsely judging others but rather judge correctly as we ought (John 7:24)?
  • Does Matthew 7:1 contradict John 7:24?
    • In Matthew 7:1-5, what are the logs we are prone to not see in our own eyes?
    • What are the specks of dust we are prone to see in others’ eyes?
  • Paul said he’s not conscious of anything against himself and yet it would seem that there were those who were conscious of plenty against him. In what was Paul resting (verse 4)?

 

Further Reading

  • Read Romans 7:13 – Romans 8:11. We all sin and deserve judgement far harsher than anyone around us can possibly deliver, yet we don’t need to fear that.  What is our hope?
  • Looking at an awkward situation in Galatians 2:11-16, What do you think is the difference between being falsely/wrongly judged and properly corrected? What factors should we consider?
  • How does Matthew 18:15-18 teach us about how we should treat brothers and sisters in Christ who sin against one another?
  • Our greatest need is to be justified before God yet we would far rather be justified before man“. Do you agree with this and why?