Sermon To Lie or Tell the Truth is a Choice

God’s basics are equally available to all people, like honesty. Honesty is a character choice. When we look in the mirror, do we see an honest person? We can if we choose. This comes into full view by how we choose to talk about other people.

So in Q&A with God, the Lord answered – “Do not give false witness against your neighbor.” (Exodus 20:16)

Don’t lie. As Jesus said, “Let your yes be yes, and your no be no.”

When we truth-tell we are: 1) trusting God’s ways; 2) strengthening ourselves by being trustworthy; 3) building trust to heal a mistrusting world.

Moses, one of the greatest leaders and most tempted people of all time explained how he was strengthened by knowing the bedrock nature of God’s truthfulness. He wrote, “God is not a man that He should lie, nor the son of man that He should repent. Has He said and shall He not do it. Has He spoken and shall He not make it good.” (Numbers 23:19)

Here is how we can do it in our 21st century world:

Pastor Les Hollon - August 14, 2016

To Lie or Tell The Truth is a Choice

To Lie or Tell The Truth is a Choice Exodus 20:16; Romans 13:8 - 10

From Series: "Q & A With God: God's Answers to Our ?"

Your questions deserve answers. God works hard for you to know His answers. He is paying attention to you and our world. God listens to your questions because He loves you. As your pastor, I listen for the pressing questions of your life. The 2016 Summer's Sermon Series will connect our questions to God's answers. Along the way, we will discover afresh that the 10 COMMANDMENTS are life giving in their relevance. The answers for our 21st century questions are rooted in God and revealed in God's word. A good look at the 10 Commandments shows the spiritual and moral path by which we can see our way forward. Each of the Sunday morning messages will connect one or more of the questions we are asking to one of the Commandments. We will look at other passages as case studies that will help us apply His Word to our world. Who should I vote for? Why did she die? Why did he leave me? Should I take the job? Should I borrow the money? If I can get away with it, why not? Sexual orientation? What if I don't love him anymore? Why am I attracted to her? Divorce? How can I best know God? Abortion? War? The Border? Aren't we all going to the same place? Why do we suffer? What does God want me to do? Why don't my parents understand me? How do I focus in a multitasking world? But my head and heart want different things? These questions and more shape our conversation with God, each other, and within ourselves. I look forward to exploring these questions with you.

Exodus 20:16     Romans 13:8 - 10     Sermon Notes

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