The Truth
          Proverbs 12:22
     The LORD detests lying lips,
but he delights in men who are truthful.
The Truth On Trial


Today the truth is hard to find
Journalism has become sensationalized
Images can be easily manipulated...
John 18:37-40

         “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king.
   In f...
What is Truth?


Truth is a verified fact
Truth is clear and not distorted
Truth is has no agenda
Truth is an attitude
Trut...
2nd John 1:1-3

The elder, to the chosen lady and her children,
  whom I love in the truth - and not I only,
      but als...
The Spirit Of Truth


The truth is in us
We are charged with carrying something
We are to carry grace, mercy and peace
We ...
The Spirit Of Falsehood

The opposite of truth is a lie
Lies are intentional
Lies are born out of fear
Genesis 18:15
Sarah...
The Power of Fear

God tells us to not be afraid
Fear causes us to sin and to look out for “me”
Zechariah 8:15-17
“Do not ...
Our Nation Depends On Truth

                Jeremiah 7:28-29
   This is the nation that has not obeyed the
  LORD its God...
The Nature Of Satan

Satan is the father of lies...
He will whisper a lie in your ear
He repeats that lie over and over ag...
The Nature Of God

God wants what’s best for us
God wants us to listen and obey him
God wants to bless us
God speaks truth...
The Faith/Truth Connection

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and
certain of what we do not see.” - Hebrews 11:1
Fa...
The Faith Cycle

God tells us the truth
We believe God even though we can’t see Him
We have faith and act on our believe
G...
The Call To Be Witnesses

We are called to testify about this truth
What if...
A good witness puts themselves
in a positio...
Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by
     such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that...
The Trial

You will have accusations pressed against you
People will try to twist your words or events
Things will get rea...
The Truth Shall Set You Free
“Then you will know the truth,
   and the truth will set you free.”
       John 8:32
Do It In Love

Truth can be cruel
Make sure you speak the truth in love
2 John 1:4-5
It has given me great joy to find some...
Carry It With You


You carry grace, mercy and peace with you
Give them out to everyone
Carry them with you in love and tr...
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  1. 1. The Truth Proverbs 12:22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.
  2. 2. The Truth On Trial Today the truth is hard to find Journalism has become sensationalized Images can be easily manipulated The Internet has increased opinions What is truth?
  3. 3. John 18:37-40 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” “What is truth?” Pilate asked.
  4. 4. What is Truth? Truth is a verified fact Truth is clear and not distorted Truth is has no agenda Truth is an attitude Truth is a personal choice
  5. 5. 2nd John 1:1-3 The elder, to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth - and not I only, but also all who know the truth - because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.
  6. 6. The Spirit Of Truth The truth is in us We are charged with carrying something We are to carry grace, mercy and peace We are to that through love and TRUTH. We need to become disciplined to do this.
  7. 7. The Spirit Of Falsehood The opposite of truth is a lie Lies are intentional Lies are born out of fear Genesis 18:15 Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, “I did not laugh.” But he said, “Yes, you did laugh.”
  8. 8. The Power of Fear God tells us to not be afraid Fear causes us to sin and to look out for “me” Zechariah 8:15-17 “Do not be afraid. These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,” declares the LORD.
  9. 9. Our Nation Depends On Truth Jeremiah 7:28-29 This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips. Cut off your hair and throw it away; take up a lament on the barren heights, for the LORD has rejected and abandoned this generation that is under his wrath.
  10. 10. The Nature Of Satan Satan is the father of lies... He will whisper a lie in your ear He repeats that lie over and over again He repeats them frequently He makes accusations against us He uses fear, uncertainty and doubt to drives us He wants us to settle out of court
  11. 11. The Nature Of God God wants what’s best for us God wants us to listen and obey him God wants to bless us God speaks truth with a “small voice” God may only tell you once God always speaks the truth
  12. 12. The Faith/Truth Connection “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” - Hebrews 11:1 Faith means that we believe God. Hebrews 11 tells about a whole bunch of people who believed God and were blessed because of it. They saw the unseen become reality. It is a testament to God’s faithfulness.
  13. 13. The Faith Cycle God tells us the truth We believe God even though we can’t see Him We have faith and act on our believe God is faithful What is unseen happens We testify to the all of this which is...
  14. 14. The Call To Be Witnesses We are called to testify about this truth What if... A good witness puts themselves in a position to see and remember clearly A good witness recites the events faithful and true A good witness reveals the truth
  15. 15. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
  16. 16. The Trial You will have accusations pressed against you People will try to twist your words or events Things will get really confusing and twisted Put yourself in a position to be a witness to the truth Do what is right, trust and believe in God Don’t be afraid, God is the judge
  17. 17. The Truth Shall Set You Free
  18. 18. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
  19. 19. Do It In Love Truth can be cruel Make sure you speak the truth in love 2 John 1:4-5 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.
  20. 20. Carry It With You You carry grace, mercy and peace with you Give them out to everyone Carry them with you in love and truth Everything you do, do in a spirit of love... ...and truth
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