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True or False? Is Your Life Based on a Lie? – Information – Talk 3

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Speaker: Bro George Gabriel

Exodus 32:1-4
When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain,
they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us.
As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know
what has happened to him.”
Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons
and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.”
So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron.
He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf,
fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods,Israel, who brought
you up out of Egypt.”

Exodus 32:21-24
He said to Aaron, “What did these people do to you, that you led them into such great sin?”
“Do not be angry, my lord,” Aaron answered. “You know how prone these people are to evil.
They said to me, ‘Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses
who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.’
So I told them, ‘Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off.’
Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf!”

Lying comes from fear
Fear of getting embarrassed
We lie because we are not brave enough to tell the truth
When you lose truth, you lose freedom
You project a life that is not your own
You project a mask
We need to be honest with the people in our life
The truth will set you free

Truth and lies look the same in the outside

Speaker: Bro Bo Sanchez

Big Message: REMOVE YOUR MASK

We don’t even know that we are wearing a mask

Some advertising are lies.  They make promises that are not true
Families can be filled with secrets
Families are as sick as their secrets that they keep
We pretend who we are not
We wear our mask too long
We don’t admit that we need help

Truth is so beautiful
Only truth can make life livable

Lie creates a fictional world
Lie is complicated
Live in the truth to make life simple

Sirach 1:29
Do not be a hypocrite before others, and keep watch over your lips.

Matthew 23:25
Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!
You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed
and self-indulgence.

Lying about who you are
If your life is in a mess, stop pretending that your life is OK

Remove your mask, or else you will never be set free

Stop exaggeration

Sincerity is always powerful

Basis of relationship is trust
Trust comes from truth
Truth is beautiful
Lying is toxic
Learn to tell the truth more often

How can I tell the truth?

Ephesians 4:15
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect
the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Love is greater than emotional honesty
Truth must be a servant of love

4 things you need to do to stop lying

1. Silence – when you are tempted to lie,
stop and be silent – pray

2. Sincerity – when you are tempted to exaggerate

3. Share – find 2 or 3 friends who you can trust
and guide you

4. Sessions – family must have sessions to talk
about the truth in your family life