According to Paul, we should judge sinful living (corrective judgment), but only believers who live in sin. Jesus and James warned against judging others (in a condemning manner). Don’t miss this powerful Bible lesson.
Judge Sinful Living, It’s Helpful For Protecting God’s Children
STM Bible Lesson
Lesson focus: 1 Corinthians 5:12-13. Bible lesson background 1 Corinthians 5:1-13: The Believer’s Study Bible – Among the other difficulties encountered by the Corinthian church was its failure in the important responsibility of church discipline (corrective judgment).
The Bible Knowledge Commentary – The godly response would have been grief for this brother (compare 1 Corinthians 12:26; Galatians 6:1-2), leading to discipline which would exclude him from intimacy with the congregation until he would repent (compare Matthew 18:15-17; Luke 17:3).
Judge sinful living
Help each other
Jesus said “Judge in the right way”
Understanding “judge not”
Corrective judgments for protecting God’s children
Church leaders are the primary judges for matters in the body of Christ.
Shepherds are accountable
Bishops (elders, overseers) must correct false teaching
Pastors must rebuke sinning elders
The Great White Throne Judgment
To show our love for others, instead of waiting for God’s final judgment. It’s helpful to judge sinful living now (corrective judgment), so the person can use this chance to repent and correct their ways.
I pray that you have enjoyed and will make the most of this Bible lesson. Blessings to you and your loved ones—♥ Tim. ☺
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