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TELLING THE TRUTH

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Exodus 20:16

Daniel Cassels

November 22, 2015

"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor." Exodus 20:16

"Would you like to enjoy life? Do you want long life and happiness? Then keep from speaking evil and from telling lies." Ps. 34:12-13 (GN)

I. WHY DO WE LIE?

Type Motive

II. HOW TO TELL THE TRUTH

1. TELL THE TRUTH ____________________

"Someone who holds back the truth causes trouble."

Pr. 10:10 (GN)

"In the end people appreciate frankness more than flattery." Pr. 28:23 (LB)

2. TELL THE TRUTH ____________________

"Let our lives lovingly express the truth in all things - speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly."

Eph. 4:15 (Amp)

"…people who can't be trusted are destroyed by their own dishonesty." Pr. 11:3 (GN)

"Reliable communication permits progress."

Pr. 13:17 (LB)

3. TELL THE TRUTH ____________________

"Speak the truth in a spirit of love." Eph. 4:15 (GN)

"(Speak) only what is helpful for building others up, according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." Eph. 4:29

4. TELL THE TRUTH ____________________

"Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal."

Pr. 12:18 (GN)

"Intelligent people think before they speak."

Pr. 16:23 (GN)

"There is a right time and a right way to do everything." Eccl. 8:6 (GN)

The Real Problem

"For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of"

Matt. 12:34 (GN)

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