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    Judge Not! by Mike Ratliff

    Judge Not!
    This is Mike Ratliff's study on Jesus' command to His disciples to not judge others hypocritically. Enjoy and be blessed.

    Judge Not Part 1 - The Mind of Christ

    Judge Not Part 2 - The Source of Judging Others

    Judge Not Part 3 - The Consequences of Judging Others

    Judge Not Part 4 - The Necessity of Contentment

    Judge Not Part 5 - The Curse of Self-Righteousness

    Judge Not Part 6 - The Blessedness of Assurance

    Judge Not Part 7 - The Balm of Hope

    Judge Not Part 8 - The Invaluable Treasure of a Clear Conscience

    Judge Not Part 9 - Doing all for the Glory of God

    Judge Not Part 10 - Drinking from Christ's Cup of Suffering

    Judge Not Part 11 - Wrestling the Correct Opponent

    Jusge Not Part 12 - Loving your Enemies

    Judge Not Part 13 - Behaving like a Christian

    Judge Not Part 14 - Being a Living Sacrifice

    Judge Not Part 15 - Letting the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly

    Judge Not Part 16 - Conclusion

    Posted by John on June 10, 2006 05:47 PM

    Comments

    Way to go, Mr. Ratliff! I read the majority of his series on his blog when it was first being posted. Very good stuff - I recommend that you all read it.

    God bless,

    A. Shepherd
    The Aspiring Theologian

    Knight of the Living God: Reformed Theology & Apologetics

    Thanks Albert. I was as much surprised about this as you. :-)

    Dear Mr. RatliffI recently read your material Judge not and was very dissapointed when in ch. 14 you made mention of a brother Lawrence and practicing the prescence of God.What is there to practice? My Lord is omnipresent,the Holy Spirit makes His dwelling place in every born-again believer.This sounds like new age mistycal practices that have no place in Biblical Christianity!

    Linda,

    Sorry for taking so long to reply. If you read c14 carefully you will notice that all of my referenced to Brother Lawrence were in reference to a letter he wrote explaining the role of suffering in the life of believers. It has nothing at all to do with mysticism. Practicing the presence of God is just another way of referring to being Spirit-led or Spirit-filled. Are you denying that Christians can either be Spirit-filled or not?

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff

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