My Big Fat Mouth – Lying

Pastor Jason Burns

August 23, 2020

  • How does God feel about lying?

Proverbs 12:22 NLT  //  The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.

  • Detest: Tow’ ebah
  • Something disgusting;  an abhorrence, an abomination; something  that makes one nauseous.

Ephesians 4:21-25 NLT  //  Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies.Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.

John 8:44 NIV  //  ...He [the devil] was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

  1. Getting you to lie.
  2. Get you to lie to yourself.
  3. Get you to live a lie.

1 John 2:4 NIV  //  Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

  • Lying reveals that we don’t fully trust God.
  • We confess to God for forgiveness.
  • We confess to people for healing.

1 John 1:9 NIV  //  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

James 5:16 NIV  //  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.