Last Sunday spoke on lies, using Matthew 5:33-37 as his text. Do we consider our words important, meaningful? Do others? How credible are we when we speak? Why? Can we have our yes be a yes and our no be a no?

  • Many times we end up using pressure, guilt or a song and dance to impress other people with our sincerity in order to get them to do what we want.
  • If I believe I have to watch out for myself, I will keep lying out of necessity. It’s only if I trust there is a greater reality (God’s reality), that I can let go of lying.
  • Jesus promises when we live in the freedom of death to self and in the power of forgiveness of the cross, we receive a new strength we could never generate on our own.

Here is the bulletin for the week.