Chapter Fifteen

Let's Talk About It:  My Truth Sets You Free

"You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  (John 8:32)

1.  Read Jesus' words in John 14:6.  Do you believe He was speaking the truth?  Why or why not?  What implications does your answer have on those who embrace other ways to God?

2.  When Jesus told the Jewish religious leaders, "I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I AM." they picked up stones to throw at Him (John 8:58,59).

  * Why did they react so strongly? (See Exodus 3:14)

  * What do you think Jesus was claiming, and why did He say it this way?

  * Do you believe Jesus was telling the truth, or was He lying or just totally nuts?  Explain.

3.  Can Jesus be a liar and a good man?  Can Jesus be a liar and the Savior? 

4.  Review the chart of Society's Lies and God's Truth.  Can you think of other lies we believe that are contrary to God's truth?  How has God's truth set you free?

5.  Look up each of the following verses and answer two questions:  What is God's part?  What is your part?

-----  Psalm 119:18

-----  Psalm 119:105

-----  John 16:13

-----  Romans 12:2

6.  Ephesians 4:15 says, "We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ."  It is possible to speak the truth in love without compromising truth?  What does it look like to speak the truth in love?

FOCUS ON GOD

Continue to review the statement and verse you wrote down last week, at least three times each day, allowing them to become a part of your "continuous conversation" with God.

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God, because You are absolute truth,

I will believe what You say and live accordingly.

"You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  (John 8:32)

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This week, be intentional about speaking the truth and doing it in love.

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