2 Corinthians 13:5-6 (859)
A. False teachers in the church in Corinth were denying Paul’s authority as an apostle.
2 Corinthians 11-12
B. Paul instructed the Corinthian Christians to apply the same standard to themselves
that some were applying to him. 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 (859)
C. Let’s consider four reasons for self-examination.
I. We need to examine ourselves because the Bible declares that we are sinners.
A. Proof passages: Romans 3:10-18,23 (831); 1 John 1:8,10
B. Do we condemn others while failing to acknowledge our sins? John 8:3-11 (787)
II. Another reason for self-examination is to develop an appreciation for the value of the
conscience, and how to learn not to violate our conscience.
A. Proof passages: 2 Corinthians 1:12 (852); Romans 9:1 (835); Romans 14:1-3,13-14,
B. The conscience can be trained. Do not violate ones conscience.
III. We need to examine ourselves because people are inspecting us, and we want
to have a good influence. Matthew 5:16 (705)
A. We are responsible to God for our influence. Roman 14:12 (839)
B. Question __________________________________________________________
IV. A fourth reason is to develop empathy. Galatians 6:1 (862)
A. John Newton, an example.