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Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 10 Commandment Series #9 - Love the Truth


Exodus 20:16 NLT

16 “You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.

“The Day America Told the Truth”

  • 91% of Americans lie regularly

  • 63% men & 52% woman have lied to protect themselves

  • 40% said they had lied on job applications.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

- George Orwell

Proverbs 6:16-17 NLT

There are six things the Lord hates—

    no, seven things He detests:

    …a lying tongue…

Ephesians 4:25 NLT

25 So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.

Colossians 3:9-10 NLT

9 Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. 10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.

Ephesians 4:29 NLT

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world is Christians. Those who proclaim Jesus with their mouths and deny Him by their lifestyles is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.”

- Brennen Manning, author of “The Ragamuffin Gospel”

Matthew 15:7-8 NLT

You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote,

‘These people honor Me with their lips,

    but their hearts are far from Me.

John 8:31-32 NLT

31 Jesus said to the people who believed in Him, “You are truly My disciples if you remain faithful to My teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Discussion Questions

  1. What is God saying to me this morning?

  2. Where do I need truth to come in to my thinking or life?

  3. Will I commit to reading in the Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John - every day?

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