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Month Theme – Truth: The Final Battle

Week Theme – Walking in the Truth

 

THE TRUTH…

  • * Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6)
  • * The Truth is the Gospel of Jesus Christ

* (Rom 1:1-6, 9, 16-17)

– This Gospel of Jesus Christ is contained in the Holy Scriptures, which contains everything necessary for salvation (2 Tim 3:15-17)

 

MORE THAN KNOWLEDGE

  • * Christ Calls us to Know the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (2 John 1/ Phil 3:10) &
  • * Christ calls us to walk in the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (3 John 3-4)
  • * To Claim to know Jesus (Truth) implies we must live as He did (1 John 1:6)

 

MORE THAN LIP SERVICE

  • * ‘Why do you call me, “Lord, Lord” and do not do what I say’ (Luke 6:46)
    • * ‘Not everyone who says to me “Lord, Lord” will enter kingdom of heaven but only he who does the will of my Father’ (Matt 7:21)

 

‘IN YOUR FACE’ TRUTH

  • * Whom will you serve? (Josh 24:14-28)
  • * Whom do you choose? (Deut30:11-20)
  • * Where are your standing? (Is 7:9)
  • * What are you building? (Luke 6:46-49)

… and there are consequences!

 

TRUTH MEASURE

* What measure of the Truth is seen?

  • – Making Decisions
  • – Determining Priorities
  • – Embracing Values
  • – Company we keep

 

UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH

  • * ‘ do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to

bring peace, but a sword.’ (Matt 10:34-35)

  • * ‘not peace… but division’ (Luke 12:49-53)

TRUTH CHALLENGE

  • * The Truth of the Gospel of Jesus…
  • * Does it underline/define everything I do & am?
  • * Is it my life-song?
  • * Is it evidenced in my life?

 

BRUTAL TRUTH

* ‘Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate & broad the road that leads to

destruction, & many enter through it. But small is the gate & narrow the road that leads to life, & only a few find it.’ (Matt 7:13-14)

 

TRUTH MANDATE

  • * My Conviction
  • * My persuasion
  • * My Foundation
  • * My Anchor
  • * My Barometer

 

NO COMPARTMENTS

  • * The Truth of the Gospel of Jesus, cannot be viewed in neat separate boxes/ confined to separate compartments of our lives.
  • * It must bear upon every area/compartment of our lives –both public & private/ social & personal (Matt 10:32-33/ Luke 9:60)

 

ALL OR NOTHING

* ‘The call to discipleship is a call to confess our allegiance to Jesus in the face of a hostile world; to serve Him & His mission, whatever the cost’ (Marshall, The Trellis & the Vine) (Mark 8:34-35)