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Why Christian Discernment Matters Now More Than Ever Before!

Series: Summer Series 2017 "Now More Than Ever"

1 Corinthians 2:14

  • Why Does Christian Discernment Matter Now More Than Ever?
  1. Because people today cannot discern between right and wrong! (The rise of postmodern thought and the rejection of absolute truth.)
  2. Because God demands we be a discerning people!

          1 Cor. 2:14; John 17:17; 1 Cor. 1:18, 21, 23

  • Definition of Discernment: to judge closely, examine; to distinguish, separate out so a to investigate by looking throughout objects or particulars; to examine, scrutinize, question, hold a preliminary judicial examination (1 Cor. 1:21; 2:15)
  • Some didn't always get it right: David, Solomon, Jonah, Judas Iscariot.
  • There is a great need for understanding in the church (Psalm 32:9).
  • Illustrations: anything goes, popularity, public opinion, sovereignty of the audience, ratings
  • Examples in the Bible:

1 Kings 3:9

Isaiah 7:15

Isaiah 11:3

Heb. 5:12-14 (2 Tim. 2:15)

Luke 12:56

Mat. 16:1-4

John 8:43

Mat. 16:11

Luke 18:34 (John 14:9)

Acts 28:27

Rom. 3:11 (Hos. 4:6)

Heb. 5:11

2 Tim. 3:7

How Does One Discern Wisely?

  1. Be A Sherlock Holmes (Heb. 4:12)
  2. Be Careful (Eccl. 6)
  3. Be Brave (1 Sam. 13:8-14)
  4. Guard Your Heart (Prov. 4:23; Col. 3:17)
  5. Do All in Love (1 Cor. 13:8)
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