Questions for Sun, Jan 5th (Matt 7)
1.) Why does 7:1 say "judge not" when 7:5 says "to remove the speck from your brother's eye"?
We are not the judge of anyone in that we decide their final destination. We should however, help others overcome their sin, through the WORD and with grace and humility. However, we can't do this if we are hypocrites with the same sin.
2.) Why are bread and fish better gifts than a stone and snake?
Bread and fish provide physical life. God gives us gifts for for our physical and spiritual lives.
3.) Verse 12 sums up the first half of this chapter and has been sometimes called, "The Golden Rule". What does it say?
Treat others as you want to be treated.
4.) How will we recognize wolves in sheep's clothing?
They do not show the fruits of the Spirit. Gal 5:22-23
5.) How do we receive entrance into the Kingdom?
We are obedient to His will and His commands. We read about His commands in His Word. Acts 2:38
6.) How long will Jesus debate with people during judgement?
At the time of our death or when Jesus returns the judgement will be final. Heb 9:27
7.) Who did Jesus say was a wise man?
Hearers and Doers of the WORD
8.) Why were people amazed at Jesus's teachings?
He clearly had been given the authority to say the things He was saying by God the Father