THE SIN OF LYING
A. It seems that lying is one of the sins that has become more acceptable.
1. Public leaders and others
B. Several examples:
C. Acts 5:1-11 (804)
I. Why do people lie?
A. Reasons: hurt:
Protect someone’s feelings:
II. What is the origin of lying? Genesis 3:1-5 (2); John 8:44 (787); Acts 5:3 (804)
III. What are the effects of lying?
A. Reveals a person’s heart. Matthew 12:34-37 (713)
B. Destroy reputation and good influence. Proverbs 11:3 (492)
C. Prevent person from being blessed by God. James 1:12 (894)
D. Cause person to lose his soul. Revelation 21:7-8 (917)
IV. How do we deal with lying?
A. Confess. 1 John 1:9 (900)
B. Make necessary corrections. Matthew 3:7-8 (704)
C. Be aware of telling the truth James 5:12
D. Depend on God’s grace. Romans 5:20-21 (833)
Closing: Is it:
I spiring ( encouraging)?