Living Free: To Tell the Truth

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Sep. 05, 2021

Exodus 20:16

Living Free: To Tell the Truth

1. Nobody Likes Being Lied To or About (pardon the prepositions)

A. Being Lied to

Acts 5:3

B. Being Lied about

1 Kings 21:11-14

Gossip

2 Timothy 3:1-5

2. The Source of Lies

A. Genesis 3:1

Genesis 3:1-5

B. The Father of Lies

John 8:44

3. The Power of the Truth

A. Clear conscience

Romans 9:1

1 Timothy 4:1-2

B. Speaking the Truth

C. Freedom!

John 8:31-33

D. Are You Faking It?


Reflection Questions:

1. How do you practice the truth in your life? Has this been a struggle for you at any point? Is it still a temptation today?

2. How has God's truth brought truth and freedom to your life?


Sunday, You Heard the Message, Now What?

Follow Up Through the Week:

Monday, September 6, 2021

Read: Acts 5:1-11

How does the account of Ananias and Sapphira impact you as you read it? What did they lie about? Who did the lie to? Why was there such an extreme reaction from God?

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Read: 1 Kings 21:1-16

What was Ahab after and by what means did Jezebel acquire it? If you shared this account with a person who was not a Christian how do you think they would respond? How important is it for our overall culture and society to value true witnesses and how can this part of God’s Word be used to illustrate this to a friend, family member, neighbor, or co-worker?

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Read: 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Has there ever been malicious gossip spread about you? How does that help you understand the seriousness and gravity that it carries on this list of offenses? How do you or can you keep yourself free from participating in gossip?

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Read: Genesis 3:1-5

Who is involved in this conversation in verses 1 through 5? How many lies are told by the serpent in these verses? Who’s credibility is being undercut by what is said?

Friday, September 10, 2021

Read: Romans 9:1

When Paul makes this statement, who backs up his claim? How does that compare to the power of who Ananias and Sapphira lied to according to Peter in Acts 5? Do you trust in the Holy Spirit to apply truth to what you say every day?

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Re-read: Exodus 20:1-17

On this solemn day in American history, reflect on the freedoms that you have enjoyed in your life. What freedom seems to be in short supply today? How is Jesus Christ freeing you as you read these instructions to newly freed people in the Bible?