Problems with Truth

Problems with Truth

#followprobs

“Problems with Truth”

John 8:12,32-34

 

  1. We are tempted to stop following Jesus when:

7th Prob: we get offended.

  • by the truth of hard teaching
  • by the truth of Holy Spirit conviction

8th Prob: our sin gets exposed.

  • When we obey our sinful desires we become slaves to sin.
  1. The truth that offends us is the truth that can free us.
  • “Our sin has earned us death;”

frees us to receive the gift of grace.

  • “Our good works aren’t enough;”

frees us from trying to be good enough.

  • “Our righteousness is worth nothing;”

frees us from trying to be perfect.

  • “There’s only one way to God;”

frees us from pursuing dead ends.

  • “Our hearts are deceitful;”

frees us to give God our heart as is.

 

Lifegroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. Have you ever heard a sermon where many people were offended but you weren’t, or vice versa, you were offended but others weren’t? Why do you think that was?
  2. When is the last time you were offended by the teaching of the Word of God?
  3. Read v. 34. Many people are offended by this verse, arguing “just because I sin doesn’t make me a slave to sin.” How would you respond?
  4. Pastor Jim said in the sermon: “The truth that offends us is the truth that can free us.” He gave five examples: Can you as a group come up with another one?
  5. What truths from this series #followprobs has been most impactful to you?
  6. As you look back on how you have followed Jesus, what has been your biggest stumbling block?
  7. Close your time in prayer for each other, that each of you will follow Jesus no matter what.

 

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Connected to God through the Word & Prayer/Loving God

 

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