Chestnut Ridge Church
Summer School - Part 3 [Teachings of Jesus]
Tim Haring -- We think we see well enough to judge others. Solution: Deal with your own junk first.
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Saturday 6:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM


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Invincible [Leslie Dorchester (Special Vocal)], Unstoppable God, Because He Lives, The Lord Our God, Revelation Song [Derek Jones (Lead Vocal), Leslie Dorchester (Background Vocal)]

Starting Point Orientations will be NEXT SUNDAY, June 26, after both services. For more information go to

Middle schoolers don't miss out on the best nights of summer! You're invited to over-the-top events and crazy fun with amazing friends! we'll have games and competitions throughout the summer that will result in one group being crowned the Ultimate Beat the Heat Champions! Visit: for details.

High Schoolers, school's out for summer! Come party at the Wired Big Summer with high energy games, time with friends, and group discussions! Contact Cameron Cheke for details and a calendar of events.

College students stay connected downtown this summer on Wednesday nights. Summer Small Group is all about 1 Corinthians, snacks, and friends! Invite someone you know to join you!

Looking to get connected with other single adults? Check out Mosaic [singles] Gatherings. See for more info.

You don't want to miss this great time of Faith, Family & Fun! The three-day Christian Music and Family Festival will feature Chestnut Ridge Church's Worship Team as an opening band and Pastor Tim as a speaker between top national talent. Tickets are on sale now! If you order through Chestnut Ridge Church's website, a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the church's ministry. Visit: the for details.

Time for the entire church to gather for a day of food, swimming, and loads of fun. Time to bring out your competitive side for a cornhole show down…. It’s time for our annual Summer BBQ Bash! July 24, from 5-8 pm, head on over to Camp Muffly. We provide the meat, sides dishes are provided by families whose last name begins with A-M, and desserts are supplied by names N-Z. For all the details:

SUMMER SCHOOL - PART 3 [June 18/19, 2016] Tim Haring

We think we see well enough to judge others.
Deal with your own junk first.
What does it mean to judge others?
What is wrong with judging others?
Is it ever OK to judge someone? And if so, under what circumstances?

… the idea is more “declare guilty” or “condemn.” Thus, possible translations are “Don’t pass judgment on people,” “Don’t decide other people are guilty,” or “Don’t condemn people.”
– B.M. Newman

The Greek word translated speck may refer to a small piece of straw, chaff, or wood; it signifies something quite insignificant. On the other hand, the word rendered log describes a piece of lumber used in building
- B.M. Newman

Therefore, any one of you who judges is without excuse. For when you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things. 2 We know that God’s judgment on those who do such things is based on the truth. 3 Do you really think—anyone of you who judges those who do such things yet do the same—that you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
- B.M. Newman

Jesus used the illustration of the eye to teach us how to have a spiritual outlook on life. We must not pass judgement on others' motives.

Questions we can ask before confronting someone about something:
1. What is my motive? Is it to help the other person?

2. Am I able to approach them in a loving way?

3. Is this a sin area that needs to be confronted or is it more a personal opinion?

4. Am I willing to help the person change if needed?
1. Have you ever felt judged by someone else? How did it make you feel? Were you helped by what the person had to say?
2. Why do you think people are so quick to judge others? Have you ever been guilty of judging someone else? What happened?
3. Read Matthew 7:1-6. According to these verses, what are some of the negative consequences of judging other people?
4. Read Galatians 6:1-2. Under what circumstances should we address things we see in the lives of others? What do we learn from these verses about how to do it?
5. Read 1 Corinthians 5:12-6:6. Do you think we are ever to judge those “outside the faith?” How do we reconcile these verses with what Jesus taught? How are they not contradictory?
6. What are some possible applications to tonight’s lesson?

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