Nothing But the TruthAugust 16, 2020 / Exodus 20:16
Nothing But the Truth
Series: “Back to the Table” part 9
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Dr. Chris Vaught. Sr. Pastor
Exodus 20:16—Do not give false testimony against your neighbor.
1. Why does God hate Slander so much?
Proverbs 6:16-19—These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, 19 A false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.
Revelation 21:8—But the cowards, faithless, detestable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.
a. When we lie or slander, we act like the .
i. Devil means = “ ”
John 8:44— Jesus said, “ You are of your father the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.”
ii. The devil slandered the truth of God’s (Genesis 3:1).
iii. The devil slandered God’s (Genesis 3:3-4).
iv. The devil slandered God’s (Genesis 3:5).
v. The devil slanders before God (Job 1:6-11).
vi. The devil slanders before mankind (Matthew 26:59).
2. proceeds from the condition of the.
Matthew 15:19—For from the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, slander.
Psalm 58:3—The wicked go astray from the womb; liars wander about from birth.
a. We need a heart
John 3:3—Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
To break free from lying… your heart with the .
John 14:6—Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
John 8:31-32—Jesus said, “If you continue in My Word, … You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
3. What are we called to do?
a. Tell the Truth and .
Ephesians 4:15- 32—But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ. ….22 to take off your former way of life, the old self that is corrupted by deceitful desires, 23 to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth. 25 Therefore, putting away lying, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another. 26 Be angry and do not sin. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and don’t give the devil an opportunity… 31 Let all bitterness, anger
and wrath, shouting and slander be removed from you, along with all malice. 32 And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.
If you are ready to receive Jesus as Savior and make Him the Lord of your life, just pray something like this:
Jesus, I’m giving up control of my life. Please forgive me of my sins and take control. I ask You to be the Lord of my life. I believe You died for my sins, rose from the dead, and are coming back someday. I want to live my life for You. Thank You for giving me another chance to make things right. AMEN
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