Words are important. How much can you say in a three-minute phone call? Much can be said! In three short minutes slow talkers can get in about 450 words. It is possible to whiz through 750 words in three minutes. How many words do you think come out of your mouth during an average day? _____________________
Words are powerful. Words can create close friendships or destroy friendships. They can prompt laughter or motivate tears. Words can hurt and harm and words can heal and help. Let us now consider how words can be used in the wrong way.
What does the Lord think of a lying tongue (Proverbs 6:16-17; 12:22)? ________________________________________________
This sin caused Ananias and Sapphira to be hurried away into eternity (Acts 5:1-10).
Who is the liar’s parent (John 8:44)? ______________________
Will the liar be punished (Proverbs 19:5,9)? How will he be punished (Revelation 21:8)? __________________________________________________________
Those who love lies are showing that they do not love the God of truth. If liars will turn to Christ they too can be saved. The Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to save _______________, including liars (1 Timothy 1:15).
Are you a practicing liar today or are you a former liar who is now saved______________
Liars and deceivers hide the truth, twist the truth, misrepresent the truth and lead others away from the truth. How truthful are you?
What always came out of the Saviour’s mouth (John 8:45-46)? _____________________
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