Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
© 2008 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain.  Use this as a
tool for your own studies if such is helpful!   Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not
use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies.  –
Brian A. Yeager





I. Introduction:
    A. We shall discuss one of the most quoted, yet misunderstood
    passages in the New Covenant (Matthew 7:1).
    1. When people use this passage they fail to examine the context.
    We must always consider the context of a statement (i.e. I
    Corinthians 8:5 w/o verse 6 or Acts 16:25-31 w/o reading through
    verse 34; I Corinthians 1:17 w/o reading vs 1-16 or Acts 19:1-7; 22:
    16.).
    2. People also fail to look at the subject throughout the N.T. to
    make sure they are applying all of what God says on the matter
    (Ephesians 2:8-9; w/o same context; Ephesians 2:10 and other
    passages James 2:14-26).
    B. We will also see in this lesson that there are those with whom it is
    wasteful to try and share the truth with (Acts 13:42-51).

II. Body: Matthew 7:1-5
    Verse 1: In light of John 7:24, we know this is going to be a context
    about unrighteous judgment.
    •        Making judgments on people is commanded (Matthew 7:15-
    20, I Corinthians 5:1-13, Corinthians 10:15, and I John 4:1).
    •        Judgments in civil courts are authorized (Romans 13:1-5).
    •        Teaching requires that we exercise judgment on others
    (Matthew 9:36-38, Galatians 6:1, and James 5:19-20).
    •        We do not have the right to judge as the Lord’s Judgment is
    (II Timothy 4:1 and James 4:11-12).  We do know who's lost or
    saved because it is written (cf. John 12:48)
    •        We should not be those “fault finders” (Luke 6:7-11 and Mark
    7:1-13) who judge in hypocrisy (more in the context on this).
    Verse 2: CAUTION: your standard will judge you too (i.e. you’ll get your
    condemnation on others as a return to sender).  
    Verses 3-4: The error of judgment in hypocrisy (John 8:1-11 and
    Romans 2:1-3; 17-24).
    Verse 5: Clean up your act so that you can help others (Luke 6:39).
    •        You cannot speak that which you do not practice (I Timothy 4:
    16).


III. Conclusion: Let’s judge ourselves so that we are not judged in the end  
(I Corinthians 11:31-32).

© 2008 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain.  Use this as a tool
for your own studies if such is helpful!   Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my
work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies.  –
Brian A. Yeager
The Sermon On The Mount (Part 17)
Matthew 7:1-5