Spring Cleaning Part 7 “The “Truth” About Lying”

The “Truth” About Lying

The person most lied to is _______________.

People are most tempted to lie about their ______________.

The acceptability of lying increases with __________________.

God’s word says to _____________ lying!  Proverbs 12:22  22 The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

Consistent lying leads to a dangerous ___________.

Is it time for some divine “_________________”

Genesis 12:11-13

11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13 Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”

Big Idea: A lack  of _______________ from _________ indicates a lack of _____________ in __________.

A lie reveals that what I think is in my best ________________ might not be very _________________ to you.

When we “get away” with a lie, we think we’ve ___________ when we’ve really _____________.

When I tell the truth, I have to ___________ the reason why I lie

Most lies originate from some type of _________________ or _____________.

Telling the truth provides an opportunity for ______________.

A two-prong approach to truth telling:

1.  ____________ the Holy Spirit.  John 14:15-17

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[a] in you.

2.  ________________ to lie.

Use the uncomfortable feeling of having to admit            your mistake as ______________ to look to God to fix   those mistakes.

Big Idea: A lack  of _______________ from _________ indicates a lack of _____________ in __________.

Please see lying as a spiritual ________________ with a ________________ answer.

John 8:31-32


Dispute Over Whose Children Jesus’ Opponents Are

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

______________ God….____________ the truth!

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