About Truth


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What is truth exactly and why does it matter?

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About Truth

  1. 1. About Truth How does the truth work?
  2. 2. Communication Game • Get in a circle and start with a saying. • Go around the circle and say the thing to the other person. • See what it says at the end of the circle. What happens at the end? • The word is different. It’s not right. Why? • The phrase is distorted. It's not the same.
  3. 3. Seeking Truth • Truth is a noun. It is a thing to be found. • You don’t need to be religious to seek truth • Example: Mulder on the X-Files • Truth is about what really happened, is happening, or will happen
  4. 4. Truth in Careers • Most occupations deal with discovering truth, capturing and documenting it. • Why? The truth is an elusive creature. • Detectives - Look at the evidence to provide what truly happened • Judges - work with the jury to decide what is truth, what truly happened
  5. 5. Truth in Careers • Accountants - Make the numbers balance out, obtain truth in numbers • Scientists - Looking for truth in our physical world • Students - Learn the truth, test on how truly you know the truth
  6. 6. The ASL Sign for Truth • ASL is American Sign Language • The sign for truth is represented by talking directly from your lips. • The sign for lie is represented by talking out of the side of your mouth • Talk straight. Say what you mean.
  7. 7. Truth and Honesty • Truth and honesty are not the same thing • We grow up equating the two • Truth is the nugget of info that doesn’t change • Honesty is a personal attribute that results in truth “flowing” from an individual. • That makes truth much easier to find!
  8. 8. True Analogy • What does it mean when you hear the phrase “it will fly true”? • Arrows that fly true hit the intended target • Cars that drive “true” stay between the lines • The arrow or car has good alignment • They perform their intended purpose
  9. 9. Bible Verses • John 14:6 • Jesus answered, quot;I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
  10. 10. Bible Verses • John 15:1-4 • I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
  11. 11. Truth in Jesus • Jesus is truth, truth is Jesus. • If you know Jesus you have found the truth. • Seeking the truth is good. • It is better than living a lie. • But it is a restless activity. • Why?gives you rest and peace. who Because truth lies in Jesus
  12. 12. Encouragement • Seek after Jesus through the Word of God • Jesus does not disappoint • Truth will bring you peace