Stop! Believing the Lies - Mark Brauss

June 9th, 2019

☼ Exchanging Truth…. Romans 1:25

 

     ⌂ A Culture of Lies

 

     ⌂ Personal Culture

  • Proverbs 30:8 • Psalm 34:13

 

☼  Truth - Sin -  Lies …. John 8:31-36

 

  • Every sin is a lie

 

  • Believing lies makes you a slave.

 

  • Only truth will set you free.

 

☼ Danger Signs  …. John 8:37-43

 

          □ You don’t want to give up control.

         □ You have no room for God’s word.

         □ Your works are not for God.

         □ You claim superiority.

         □ You are unable to hear truth.

 

☼  The Truth about the Lie Exposed……John 8:44

 

  • Their father is the devil.
  • They want to carry out his desires.
  • He is a murderer.
  • There is no truth in him.
  • He is a liar.
  • The father of lies.

         

→ Understanding this world …

  • II Corinthians 4:4 • I John 5:19

      

☼ The Big Questions…. John 8:45-47

 

  1. Can any of you prove Me guilty of sin?

 

  1. If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe Me?

 

 

☼ Lies We Can Believe …. II Corinthians 11:3

 

     ⌂ About our Identity

         

  •  Performance Orientation

 

  •   Shame

 

  •   Victim

 

  • Money

 

  • Relationships

 

     ⌂ The Happiness Equation (Craig Groeschel)

 

         + better possessions

         + peaceful circumstances

         + thrilling experiences

         + the right relationships

         = happiness

 

☼ Application……

 

    ► Am I lying to myself this morning?

 

    ► Where have I believed the lies about my identity?

 

    ► Am I a Christian Atheist?

 
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