Matthew 7 : 1-2 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.
According to this verse, how will you be treated?___________________________________________________________
What are we told not to do?_______________________________
How do you treat others? Stop for a moment and consider your ways. If you have judged anyone unfairly, made fun of others or talked about someone behind their back, stop and tell the Lord you are sorry. Ask Him to help you stop judging others.
Dear Father in Heaven,
Forgive me for speaking wrong words and judging others. Forgive me for unkind words I have said about others. Specifically, forgive me for
Lord, I want to be more like you. Thank you for sending your son Jesus so that I can always before your throne. Thank you for hearing my prayer and forgiving me. I love you Lord, In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.
The Lord wants you to love others just as He love you!
Romans 13:10 Love does no w______ to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.
Romans 12:9 Don’t just p_________ to l_________ others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
How can you show love to others? What is the difference between pretending to love others and really loving them?________________________________________________________
Matthew 5:43-46 Jesus said “You have heard the law that says, ‘L______ your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, L_____ your e___________! P_____ for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true c___________ of your Father in heaven.
What is the new command Jesus has given us?_________________________________
Matthew 5 :46 If you are kind only to your friends, how are you d____________ from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Luke 6:27 “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your e______________! Do g________ to those who hate you. B___________ those who curse you. P______ for those who hurt you.
Who are you to love? ______________________________
Do good to those who ______________ you.
Who are we to pray for ?____________________________.
Pray for those persecute (hurt) you and pray for your enemies. This means you are to pray for those who hurt you. This isn’t always easy, but it is what Jesus wants us to do. Is there someone who has hurt your feelings or been mean to you? Let’s stop and pray for those who hurt us as Jesus has commanded us.
Dear Lord God,
Father, I want to pray for _______________. This person has hurt me and I want to forgive him/her for this. Lord, you forgive me and I forgive others. Please bring peace and the love of God into __________’s heart. Thank you for ____________ and thank you for teaching me your ways. In Jesus name, Amen
Proverbs 17:9 Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.
King Solomon wrote this wise Proverb about the importance of love and forgiveness. “dwelling on it separates close friends”. What does this mean to you? (dwelling on it means you keep thinking about it over and over and and keep talking about it to everyone, the opposite of dwelling on it means you have forgiven and forgotten about it)__________________________________________________________
King Solomon was the son of King David . Read 1 Kings 3:5 –
The Lord appeard to Solomon in a dream and asked Solomon “ What do you want ? Ask, and I will give it to you!”
1- If the Lord asked you that, what would be your answer?
2- What was Solomon’s answer? (see verse 8-9)
3- Was the Lord happy or sad with Solomon’s answer? (verse 10)
4- Did God answer Solomon’s request? What did Solomon receive? ( verse 11-14)