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SBC | The Forge | Tuesday Night Small Groups – Romans 2:1-5
September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST
Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. 3 Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
Main Idea: As Paul continues to build the case for God’s grace on His people, he warns us about the sin of self-righteousness.
Why is judging others sometimes both necessary and right? When is it wrong? How can we know the difference?
-We are to use discernment in “judging” situations.
-We are to use the foundation of God’s truth to gently correct a brother practicing sin (Proverbs 9:7-8)
-It is our self-righteous attitude, (pride), that causes us to elevate ourselves, that is sinful in the eyes of God.
Some hesitate to confront another Christian who is in sin because they don’t want to be judgmental. Is this right? What biblical principles apply? See (1 Cor. 5; Gal. 6:1; 2 Tim. 2:24-26).
How open and honest should we be in sharing our own sins? Where do we draw lines of privacy?
-God calls us to a humble, contrite spirit. (Isaiah 66:1-2, Proverbs 1:7, 12:1)
-We can not have fellowship with God and walk in darkness! (1John 1:6-8)
What does Paul mean God’s goodness leads us to repentance?
-The riches of God’s kindness, tolerance, and patience should lead you to repentance, not to presume on His grace (2:4).
Should Christians watch movies that contain profanity, violence, and sex scenes? Where do we draw the line? What criteria should we apply?
-God’s solution is to deal with our sins on the heart level before Him. Come to Christ and confess your sins, turning from them, and He will forgive and cleanse you from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
-Spend time daily in His Word. It’s like looking in the mirror and applying soap and water to the dirt in your soul. Don’t play games with God. His kindness should lead you to genuine, ongoing repentance.