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Distorting God's Image When We Don't Tell The Truth

Do you like dolphins? Do you know that dolphins can communicate audibly with one another? Why is that fascinating?

Do you think that dolphins lie to one another? Do you think they are more truthful than people are?

What’s so wrong about lying?

PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate the danger and damage that can be done by bearing false witness.

Do you like dolphins? Do you know that dolphins can communicate audibly with one another? Why is that fascinating?

What It Takes To Change From Telling Lies To Telling Truth

Do you like dolphins? Do you know that dolphins can communicate audibly with one another? Why is that fascinating?

Do you think that dolphins lie to one another? Do you think they are more truthful than people are?

What’s so wrong about lying?

PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate the danger and damage that can be done by bearing false witness.

Do you like dolphins? Do you know that dolphins can communicate audibly with one another? Why is that fascinating?

A Look At Something That Makes The Ninth Command Different From The First Eight

We'll wrap up our study of the ninth commandment -- You shall not bear false witness. “Speak the truth in love.”

A Good Review And A Good Challenge To Be People Of Truth

We'll wrap up the study of the ninth commandment -- You shall not bear false witness. A reminder to us of what the Bible says about honesty, false witnesses, integrity, and truth-telling.

Crisis Reveals Character

How do you know what people are? What reveals character? What reveals faith?

There is a possible implication from the story of the ten young women invited to a wedding. Five were called wise and five were foolish.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that what they bring into a situation is what they have in that situation.

How do you know what people are? What reveals character? What reveals faith?

When Opportunity Knocks--big Or Little

"Talents" represent the opportunities that God gives to us. What does that mean?

We are given the opportunities to invest and use our natural abilities, not for ourselves, but for Jesus Christ.

PURPOSE: To have listeners realize and apply how opportunities work out their commitment.

"Talents" represent the opportunities that God gives to us. What does that mean?

The Attitudes Of Those Who Heard Jesus' Parable About The Talents

Do you think that religion is always good?

Do you think that religion that is orthodox is always good?

PURPOSE: To help listeners explore the application of this idea in their lives.

Do you think that religion is always good?

Deciding What To Do With The Opportunities We're Given

Have people ever given you credit for living from the inside-out, when in reality you felt you were living from the outside-in?

PURPOSE: To have listeners consider how big decisions make many other decisions for them.

Have people ever given you credit for living from the inside-out, when in reality you felt you were living from the outside-in?

Ability And Opportunity

Have people ever given you credit for living from the inside-out, when in reality you felt you were living from the outside-in?

PURPOSE: To have listeners consider how big decisions make many other decisions for them.

Have people ever given you credit for living from the inside-out, when in reality you felt you were living from the outside-in?

The Choice To Do What God Asks

There are two interesting rules of story-telling that sometimes go together.

One is the

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that God does not accept weak explanations in place of service to Him.

There are two interesting rules of story-telling that sometimes go together.

The Tendency To Place Blame

God does not accept weak explanations in place of service to Him.

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that God does not accept weak explanations in place of service to Him.

There are two interesting rules of story-telling that sometimes go together.

Blaming God For Choices We Make

We say we believe that God is a God of love, but we despise His love

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that God does not accept weak explanations in place of service to Him.

There are two interesting rules of story-telling that sometimes go together.

Avoiding Regret In Eternity

In Matthew 25:28, there’s a strange phrase. The master is responding to a servant who has buried his talent, and he says, "Take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents."

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that turning their back on opportunities to serve God now can have eternal consequences.

In Matthew 25:28, there’s a strange phrase. The master is responding to a servant who has buried his talent, and he says, "Take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents."

How The Bible Describes Jesus Today

If I ask you to tell me about one of your children, what would you tell me?

If I ask you to tell me about Jesus, how would you describe Him?

PURPOSE: To have listeners think of Christ in His glory.

If I ask you to tell me about one of your children, what would you tell me?

How The Beatitudes Help Us Better Understand The Parable Of The Sheep And The Goats

Many people see in this parable a commendation to philanthropy. Anyone who does deeds of kindness is, thereby, qualified to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Would you say from this parable that if you give to the Salvation Army at Christmas or give clothes to the Goodwill Industries, on the basis of this parable, you're qualified to enter the kingdom of God?

PURPOSE: To help people understand that Jesus isn't commending philanthropy, but relationship to Himself.

Many people see in this parable a commendation to philanthropy. Anyone who does deeds of kindness is, thereby, qualified to enter the kingdom of heaven.