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Say Nothing

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Watch the short clips below, and answer the questions associated with each.  You can do this alone - but it's always more fun with a group of friends! Be sure to read/study the scriptures in each section.  God's word is the standard by which we measure all our thoughts and ideas.

 
 

1 | Life Lessons

Growing up, we all had to go through moments where we made mistakes and needed correction (some more than others probably).

Thinking back on your childhood, explain a time when you made a mistake and had to face the consequences of your decisions.  Looking back, how did that life lesson affect you going forward?

 

2 | focus on what is vital

In this passage of Scripture, we hear how the Pharisees catch a woman in adultery and bring her to Jesus in order to trap Him into saying something against the Law of Moses or against His teachings.  They were so caught up in their cause, they forgot about what was vital: the woman's soul.

What about you?  With the rise of media outlets such as Facebook and blogs, it is easy to get caught up in the cause yet forget what is important: demonstrating God's love to others.

Why is it easier to offend others online?  Do we see others who confess Christ acting differently online than in person?  What should our approach be when interacting with others online over both political and religious causes?

scripture: 1 John 4:20, Matthew 7:5

 

3 | do not throw stones

In this clip, Pastor Jim instructs us to not throw stones at others, but to provide relief.  By doing this, we avoid casting judgment on people, especially when we all have sinned in our past, and could be the target of said judgment except for the grace God has provided.

What is the quote, "It is hard to throw a rock when you are standing on one" referring to?  Simply put, how can we put this quote into practice in our life, and what would that life look like?

1 John 8:3-11