Read Matthew 5:33-36
“Lying comes natural to us. It’s telling the truth that takes a second thought. I hate that! ” ~Robert Morgan
1. God cares about __________________________.
2. God cares about our _________________.
3. God cares about heartfelt __________________________.
- Don’t swear by God.
- Don’t swear by others.
- Don’t swear by yourself.
4. Just tell the _________________.
Jesus always told the truth... in love!
Jesus always told the whole truth.
Be a person of your word.
Be quick to listen and slow to speak.
Remember a time when you were caught in a lie. Why did you do it and how did you feel afterwards?
Read Jeremiah 1:6,7 and Leviticus 9:12. What were God’s people encouraged to do and why?
Read Numbers 30:2 and Proverbs 12:22. When God’s people made a vow what were they expected to do?
Read Matthew 12:33-37. How do our words matter? What are they an indicator of?
How is your heart and are your words a good indicator of it? Make a quick list of lies you tell, ask God to forgive you and let’s start telling the truth… whole truth…and nothing but the truth!
Blanks: honesty, heart, honesty, truth.