Vineyard Church North Phoenix
Knowing What’s True in Today’s Culture
October 24, 2020

Knowing What’s True in Today’s Culture

October 24, 2020

Knowing What’s True in Today’s Culture
Matt Turrigiano

I. Introduction

A. John 8:31-32 (NLT) 31Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

B. John 14:6 (NIV) Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

C. 1 Timothy 2:3-4 (ESV) 3This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

D. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 (NLT) 3For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 4They will reject the truth and chase after myths.

II. Typical to Determine What’s

A. We or the topic or subject matter in question.

B. Ephesians 4:14-21 (NIV) 14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. 17So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. 20That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.

III. What Are Approaches to What’s True?

A. Choose your wisely.

B. Stop being a .

1. Ephesians 4:14-15 (NIV) 14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

a. Babies tend to be .

b. A mature person has deep . They are to a lifetime of .

c. Babies tend to love .

d. Babies tend to be easily .

2. Matthew 24:23-26 (NIV) 23“At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25See, I have told you ahead of time. 26So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.”

3. Ephesians 4:17-19 (NIV) 17So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.

a. Pay attention to your !

IV. Conclusion

A. What protects you and me from being deceived is not the we know, but the truth we !

1. 2 Thessalonians 2:10b, 11 (NLT) 10bBecause they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. 11So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies.

a. How do you determine what’s true and right? Choose your wisely! Don’t be a ! Love the !

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