It is not uncommon in our churches to find people judging one another. We sometimes call things sins that are not sins because they might go against our "Christian" standard but not God's. We need to be very careful that we do not judge others and condemn them as "sinners" for then we are placing ourselves as equal to God.
We often make artificial, unbiblical reasons why we might not accept another brother or sister in Christ. We must guard against our own prejudices that would keep us from fellowshipping a dear brother in Christ
This generation needs to hear the voice of God. So many voices and opinions that are filling young minds trying to point them towards darkness. God's voice is above all voices and He speaks to us in Truth. God's voice changes us.
The early churches had difficulties in the incorporation of Jewish brethren among the Gentile churches because of their cultural upbringing under the Ceremonial Law of Moses. Paul addresses the problem and how these brethren are to accommodate one another. Similar problems can also exist in our modern churches but the way to solve them is the same as what Paul instructed the church at Rome.
Learning to Discern - Lesson 3 - Judge All Things - 1 Corinthians 2:14-15. In order for us to discern the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, and sound and unsound doctrine we must first be sure that we have a few of the things necessary for exercising discernment: 1) The Holy Spirit, 2) Wisdom, 3) Faith, 4) and Good Judgment.
The Blood line of the Antichrist_PT1 Genesis 49:16-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-10 How can the Antichrist descend from the Greeks and Romans and be from the tribe of Dan at the same time? Jacob's prophecy concerning the Danites is they would judge their people as one of the tribes of Israel and have serpent-like characteristics. The word Dan means "judgment." The prophecy of judging was partially fulfilled in the time of Samson, who judged Israel in the times of Judges. Samson was cunning and struck quickly like a serpent against the Philistines. Dan's serpent-like qualities have been compared to Satan, the serpent of Eden and an actual serpent of Palestine known as the horned viper. This snake hides in the way or footprints of animals or men in the desert. It lies half buried in the sand awaiting the arrival of its prey. It is a highly irritable snake with a dreaded venomous bite. Satan's influence was very powerful in the tribe of Dan. The Danites moved northward and conquered the town of Laish and renamed it Dan. A Levite from the tribe of Ephraim joined them and brought idols from the house of Micah. This Levite became their high priest and lead them away from the Lord into idolatry Judges 18. Jeroboam set up two golden calves in Bethel and in Dan. The Danites were prone to rebellion against God and easily irritated or swayed against the Lord as the horned viper was easily provoked. This shadow seems to have plagued the tribe of Dan throughout its history. When listed in genealogies they were either listed last or not at all 1 Chronicles 2-10, 27; Revelation 7. There is a war going on for control of our lives. Both the Spirit of God and the flesh seek control of our life.
Following Paul's description of the immoral unbeliever in Romans 1:18-32, we now come to the moral unbeliever in 2:1-11. We find out that both are "without excuse." This person in chapter 2 condemns the sinful behavior of the unbeliever, not realizing he is guilty of the very same things. He is a hypocrite. This message describes what a true believer looks like in contrast to the moral unbeliever, as well as how our works authenticate the reality of our salvation.
Learning to Discern - Lesson 1 - Failing to Discern - Romans 1:28-32. Often we think of sin in degrees – some being worse than others, and when we think of categories of sin we usually think along the lines of those things which are impure, immoral, or idolatrous. We admit immediately and willingly that murder, sexual immorality, and disobedience is sin. But how often do we think that it is a sin to be undiscerning? Failing to learn how to discern is a sin according to Scripture! In this series of lessons we will learn how to discern.
When other believers wrong us we're to forgive them as God forgave us. What does that mean? Listen to this message to learn when God forgave our sins and that we did nothing to deserve this forgiveness. That same mental attitude is to be ours when another believer has harmed or hurt us. Learn about four kinds of forgiveness taught in the Bible.