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overcoming Falsehood with truth 5.12.2019

Main Text: John 8:44


Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth…

Ephesians 6:14


 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. 2 Corinthians 4:2



GOD IS TRUTH


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14


But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. John 15:26



HOW DO WE OVERCOME FALSEHOOD WITH TRUTH?


1. WE OVERCOME FALSEHOOD BY SEEKING THE TRUTH.


           A. STUDY THE TRUTH


           B. SUBMIT TO THE TRUTH



2. WE OVERCOME FALSEHOOD BY SPEAKING THE TRUTH.


There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. 

Proverbs 6:16-19


Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight. Proverbs 12:22


           A. OVERCOMERS SPEAK THE TRUTH BOLDLY


           B. OVERCOMERS SPEAK THE TRUTH LOVINGLY


By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35



3. WE OVERCOME FALSEHOOD BY LIVING THE TRUTH


I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 4


And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. 

John 8:32


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