rules for judging others - BOOK OF ACTS LESSon #4
Date of Sermon: January 27, 2013
Main Idea: God is responsible for judging unbeliever; but we are responsible for judging believers
Key Verse: "For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church you are to judge?"
1 Corinthians 5:12
Bible Reading: 9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13 God judges those outside. "Purge the evil person from among you."
I. Associating with Immoral People (9-11)
A. Limiting exposure to sin (9)
B. Associating with sinful unbelievers (10)
C. Associating with sinful believers (11)
II. Judging Immoral People (12-13)
A. It is not our job to judge unbelievers (12a)
B. It is our job to judge believers (12b)
C. It is God=s job to judge unbelievers (13a)
D. Purging the evil believer (13b)