Don’t Judge By Appearances

Start with prayer.
Praise God for his love and for pursuing you and not giving up on you.
Confess your sins to God and ask him to help you change.
Ask God to help you focus during this time.
Read John 7:19-24.
Why is Jesus asking them about Moses and the law? What are they accusing him of?
What hard truth does Jesus speak to the leading Jews here?
Why were they upset with Jesus according to Jesus in v.23?
What does Jesus mean by “judge by appearances”?
Sometimes people are really good at playing the religious game and miss God’s heart entirely.
They are rule followers but miss the entire commandment of God which is to love.
How can you make sure you don’t fall into that trap?
End with prayer.
Ask God to line up your heart with his.
Ask him to help you be faithful to his word and ask him to help you follow his heart.
Pray for the person you know that doesn’t know God. Ask God to use you to lead them to him.
Pray for the next person or family in the church directory.