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1. Be Honest in Your  Dealings . <ul><li>Proverbs 11:3  The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are d...
1. Be Honest in Your  Dealings . <ul><li>Ephesians 4:25  Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully...
2. Be Real About  Truth . <ul><li>Ephesians 4:15  Instead, speaking the  truth  in  love , we will in all things grow up i...
2. Be Real About  Truth . <ul><li>Ephesians 4:29  Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what i...
1. Be Real About  Struggles . <ul><li>Philippians 4:4  Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  </li></ul>
1. Be Real About  Struggles . <ul><li>Matthew 26:37  He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he bega...
1. Be Real About  Struggles . <ul><li>38 Then he said to them, &quot;My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of de...
1. Be Real About  Struggles . <ul><li>39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, &quot;My ...
LESSON : You don’t have to pretend <ul><li>You don’t  hurt . </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t  struggle  with God and his ways....
<ul><li>Life is  better  than it is. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 4:7  We have this treasure in earthen vessels to show...
<ul><li>8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not driven to despair;  9 persecuted but not f...
2. Be Real About  Weakness . <ul><li>2 Corinthians 12:9  But he said to me, &quot;My grace is sufficient for you, for my p...
2. Be Real About  Weakness . <ul><li>Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's powe...
2. Be Real About  Weakness . <ul><li>10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,...
LESSON : Our strengths are instructional for people, but our weaknesses give people hope.
3. Use  Discretion .  <ul><li>Proverbs 2:11  Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. </li></ul>
3. Use  Discretion .  <ul><li>Proverbs 10:19  When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise....
3. Use  Discretion .  <ul><li>Proverbs 12:23  A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts ...
3. Use  Discretion .  <ul><li>Proverbs 17:27  A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is ...
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2010.10.10 living an honest and open life

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2010.10.10 living an honest and open life

  1. 2. 1. Be Honest in Your Dealings . <ul><li>Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. </li></ul>
  2. 3. 1. Be Honest in Your Dealings . <ul><li>Ephesians 4:25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. </li></ul>
  3. 4. 2. Be Real About Truth . <ul><li>Ephesians 4:15 Instead, speaking the truth in love , we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is Christ. </li></ul>
  4. 5. 2. Be Real About Truth . <ul><li>Ephesians 4:29 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. </li></ul>
  5. 6. 1. Be Real About Struggles . <ul><li>Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! </li></ul>
  6. 7. 1. Be Real About Struggles . <ul><li>Matthew 26:37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. </li></ul>
  7. 8. 1. Be Real About Struggles . <ul><li>38 Then he said to them, &quot;My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” </li></ul>
  8. 9. 1. Be Real About Struggles . <ul><li>39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, &quot;My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 10. LESSON : You don’t have to pretend <ul><li>You don’t hurt . </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t struggle with God and his ways. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Life is better than it is. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 4:7 We have this treasure in earthen vessels to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed. </li></ul>
  12. 13. 2. Be Real About Weakness . <ul><li>2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, &quot;My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” </li></ul>
  13. 14. 2. Be Real About Weakness . <ul><li>Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. </li></ul>
  14. 15. 2. Be Real About Weakness . <ul><li>10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. </li></ul>
  15. 16. LESSON : Our strengths are instructional for people, but our weaknesses give people hope.
  16. 17. 3. Use Discretion . <ul><li>Proverbs 2:11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. </li></ul>
  17. 18. 3. Use Discretion . <ul><li>Proverbs 10:19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. </li></ul>
  18. 19. 3. Use Discretion . <ul><li>Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly. </li></ul>
  19. 20. 3. Use Discretion . <ul><li>Proverbs 17:27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. </li></ul>

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