Maybe you’ve heard that the Bible tells us not to judge others. Perhaps you’ve even used those words to defend a mistake or misstep on your part. And yes, while there is a verse in Matthew 7 that begins like that, when context is understood, we find there is much more to the story. And that there is space for right and true correction of others and ourselves.

Describe a time when you felt truly judged.

Would you consider yourself a judgmental person?  Why or why not?

Is there a difference between judgment and correction?  Explain.

Having heard what Jesus says about judgment, are there certain areas in which you feel equipped to correct others?  Why or why not?

How are Jesus’ words on judgment related to compassion?