Questioning Jesus – Week 2August 29, 2021
Questioning Jesus – Week 2
Why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the beam of wood in your own eye?
- Matthew 7:3
1. It’s to focus on changes that others should make, but it’s not always to do so.
- Matthew 7:3
Why do we look at the splinter?
- It’s easier to others than accept responsibility.
- We often secretly struggle with the same .
- We want to feel about ourselves.
- Out of for others.
2. A huge part of following Jesus is viewing yourself with and learning to accept .
- Matthew 7:4-5
- Philippians 2:3-4
- Romans 12:3
- Matthew 7:1-2
3. When we learn to do so, we are finally capable of extending loving without
- Matthew 7:5
1. yourself: Did I contribute to the problem? How can I help the conversation?
2. Accept for your shortcomings.
3. In love and humility, help one another and grow.
Family Discussion Points:
*Open by reading Matthew 7:1-5
- Why do we focus so much on the speck (i.e., the changes people need to make)? Why is it not always right to do so?
- Do you find it hard to accept blame? Why or why not?
- Why do you tend to focus on other people’s problems instead of your own?
- What are some ways that you remind yourself of your own struggles when you are tempted to focus on others instead of yourself?
- Do you regularly accept fault for contributing to problems with others? Explain.
- How would it be unhealthy if you did this too much or too little? Share.
- What are ways you can help avoid unnecessary/unhealthy conflict with others?
- Is there anyone that you need to reach out to and accept responsibility for your part in a problem?
* Close by asking the Lord to show you your shortcomings so you can lovingly help and be helped by the people in your life.