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November 26, 2020 7:00 am
Are you raising your children to be honest, listen to Adrian Rogers that children know that you tell the truth never takes children to live for you here for sure my mom is not here mama says she's not here. If we teach them to live for us.
We should never miss them when I lied to us. Welcome to love worth finding as we present a message from God's word that we all have so much to be thankful for and we are thankful that you're with us today and as you reflect on God's goodness, his mercy, his love, his provision, we have to admit that if were honest, we have problems in part of the problem is the decline of basic honesty. I just out there in the big bad world, but in here in my own heart. We make choices every day between truth or consequences, and as we do. We need to consider three things about our witness now in the first half of this lesson, pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers reminded us of the liability of a false witness when we slandered falsely criticize remains silent when we ought to speak up or insinuate things that aren't true, we break God's holy commandment. What about the reliability of a faithful witness or the responsibility of a family witness. If you have your Bible turn to Exodus chapter 20 and look at verse 16.
As Adrian Rogers concludes truth or consequences, the Bible says thou shalt not bear false witness. I want you to listen today as we think today about truth are consequence. The first thing I want you to know this is what I meant to call the liability of a false witness. The liability of a false witness, thou shalt not bear false witness ever thought about who the father of all false witness is a Satan himself. John chapter 8 and verse 44 Jesus speaking to the unsafe RSA said your of your father the devil, and the loss that is the desire of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. Anytime you slander someone you are acting like Satan that he is the father of it, and being the father of it.
He has a family and who are these children of Satan you know children are like the father if you're guilty of perjury if you ever appear in the court and you present yourself you break this commandment that says thou shalt not bear false with the rumormongering breaks this commandment, you can break this commandment by mere insinuation we can lie, I say with a total of all Bible says in James chapter 4 verse 11 speak not evil one another.
Speak not evil want of another brother say whether it's true or what is not true. We are not to slander were not to speak with an evil spirit.
The Bible calls this in Jeremiah 18 verse 18 smiting with the tongue. Many people are smitten with the tongue man what a base. Simpson said the great Christian and missionary alliance pastor listen to this quote I have rather play with fork at lightning are taken, my hands living wires with their fire recurrence than to speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or I may repeat this slander starts which thousands of Christians are hurling on others.
When you listen to slander here is guilty is the person who gives it's a small complement to you the people want to use your is for garbage can. You can even break the spirit of this commandment says thou shall not bear false witness by simply being silent because the negative always implies the positive and when the Bible says thou shall not bear false witness. It implies, you will bear true witness and if you're quiet and don't speak when you want to speak if San Leviticus chapter 5 verse one and if a soul San and he had seen or known it. If you do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity. That is if you simply say it's not my business, and you keep silent. When a criminal deed is done. When you fail to speak up when a good man is criticize you break the spirit of this command. If you think you can do more foolish and more hurtful than the bear false witness. It is so hurtful to people and it is so hellish before God. Listen to what God says in Proverbs 6 verses 16 and following these six things doth the Lord hate the a seven are an abomination on the him a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood heart that devises wicked imagination and feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies and he that sought discord among brethren of the six things that God hates you a seven true of them deal with breaking this commandment, which says thou shalt not bear false witness, you may think it's a small thing to live. But if you have a practice of lying. I want to tell you plainly and clearly that you are of your father the devil, and you will spend all eternity with him in hell for the Bible says hell was prepared for the devil and his angels, and the very word angel means his messenger's witnesses. You have become a witness for Satan and you will spend eternity with your father the devil and hell. Hell was not prepared for you. For me it was prepared for the devil and his angels, and when you become a false witness. You become one of Satan's angels. One of Satan's messengers and the Bible says in Revelation chapter 21 verse eight all liars. All lines shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
That's the word of God. I can't change it.
I cannot amended from the lightnings and funders of Sinai God says thou shalt not bear false witness hi Dan, I want to tell you and never more like Satan than when you bear false witness. When you perjure when you slander when you falsely criticize when you remain silent when you want to speak when you insinuate things that are not true. All of these things break God's holy commandment and will receive the judgment of Almighty God. Now there's a second thing I want you to see. I've talked to you about the liability of a false witness.
I want you to see with me also. Now the reliability of a faithful witness because you see when God says thou shall not bear false witness, by implication, God is saying you shall bear faithful witness, Jesus Christ is called the faithful and true witness of God and where to be witnesses to him. Ask chapter 1 verse eight. The Bible says, but ye shall receive power at that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall be witnesses unto me, my home in your home ought to be a witness to the saving power of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Bible and the Bible says that they took the gospel from house to house that does not mean that someone went down the street knocking on doors and telling people about Jesus.
This house and in this house and in this house that's well and good, that's a good way to do evangelism but that's not what the Bible means when it says the faith went from house to house. It means he goes from the Jones house to the Smith's house and from the Smith's house to the Brown's house and so forth, and one family becomes a witness to another family and our families out to bear witness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Now we are not to bear false witness against our neighbor. We are to bear faithful witness to our name, our neighbors ought to know Jesus that we know are you bearing a faithful witness to your neighbor. Neighbors know that your Christians disable pastor Rogers. I haven't been to seminary. I am not train will amass your question as Jesus Christ saved as he changed Joe home is he real to you. Now remember, you are called to be a witness, a faithful witness. What does a witness to a witness tells what is seen and heard as they used to say on dragnet.
Just the facts ma'am, that's all. All witness tells what he is seen in her now.
Jesus did not call you to be his lawyer. A lawyer argues a case, a witness simply shares what he seen in her and so you just tell people what Jesus Christ has done for you and how you know he is done. Don't witness about things you don't know but witness about things you do know if you fail, that's a part of your witness. Tell how you fail and how God forgave you and gave you another chance your neighbor is waiting to hear our neighbors are waiting to hear about the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is the liability of a false witness. There is the reliability of a faithful witness. Now let me talk to you about the responsibility of the family witness the responsibility of a family witness. We are calling this series of messages a perfect 10 for homes that when there is a crying need in America today for families that know the truth believe the truth love the truth.
Teach the truth speak the truth and share the truth all home that is not built on proof will crumble. Now how do we take these things that I've talked about today and how we transfer them to our children and that our children might go out into the school and into the workplace and to the government and re-permeate society with proof with three basic ways number one by preset you need to get this tape all you need to get a study like this and you need to get all of the Scriptures that I've given you today and you need to teach them to your children literally teach the take the word of God and show them that when they tell a lie there acting like the devil and all just simply say you ought not tell a lie that's bad that's naughty. Give them a theological reason, tell them why they all do tell the truth talk of the Scriptures when you rise up. When you live down, make certain that your children understand the holy commandment so number one you transfer by preset by teaching number two by example that I cannot or will God help me. I cannot say it well enough strongmen how important it is Mr. that you as a father, tell the truth listen you need to be able to save your children.
God says thou shall not bear false witness, and my child. I want to tell you this. I will never lie to you I will always keep my word to you, because I will take something you can fail in many, many, many ways and still come out fairly good with your children.
But if you fail here.
If you fail to keep your word to keep your promises. If you failed to tell the truth, dear children, I promise you that your home was on the road to disaster. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have fathers that will tell the truth. If you've ever made a promise dear child and failed to keep that promise asked the child for forgiveness. One day I got all my children together. I said, I will ask a question.
Have I ever promised you anything that I didn't do. I was sure that Jill noted you've always kept your word.
Once again there was a time when I just label remarks that were taken as promises and in one of these days with one of these days that I said give me I'm sorry and ask for forgiveness. We have done wrong and confess that you've done wrong. Let your children know that you are a truth speaker now. Dad's I will plow real close to the corn right now there will be little gizmos up on your dashboard called the fuzz buster. While SU question. Why do you have it there. Why does your child think you have it there that you have one. I my things on the garbage can, but I'm saying that you want to say your child. I have this here in case absentmindedly somehow I am breaking the law, but my intent is not to get around the law. My intent is to keep the law, a mineral me.
I'm telling you folks, we met me careful what we are teaching our children this thing of integrity is so very, very important. What you do when Throckmorton just turned 12 and go to the show. Whatever it is, and assess for children under 12 bus. In such an entry fee. Throckmorton is 12 and three days old is OLA just tell me if well son you will rue the day you do that.
I remember we took our family down the Pirates world down in Fort Lauderdale.
I mean all the little kids like this, and folks to take a more most places, you just have to know you have to go in somewhere hockey right eyeball to give enough money to do it you know it's only know where the pirate world is still there but they named it well and I would enjoy this thing. I looked in my billfold and I had just so much money and we were just $0.75 short of having enough money, and we got up there I counted the money with the taxes and everything. I didn't have enough little children, that man heartbroken. I so what we take a check know we can take a check and then I looked and it said under 12 less. My oldest was 12 by several days. My civil daddy I just I just turned 12 itself if we just say I'm under 12. We can get in it with a moral crisis on our hands will go to ruin the whole day. I said I'm sorry son. We just can't we just can't do that. I want to rest the store. We did ultimately get in both kids will let you go. We got in with the rules and never broke the rules for children no that you tell the truth ever teach children live for you BMT children pick up the phone say mom is not here mama says she's not here.
If we teach them to live for us. We should never punish them when they lie to us. I actually heard about a mother, one time I told her son Johnny. If you stop lying there is a man a green man that lives on the moon, easily catch you make you pick up sticks. The rest of your life if you will stop lying to children number one by preset teach them the word of God number two by example live the word of God. Mom's and dad's look through and keep your word number three by discipline for three deadly disease that our kids know about when they were coming up I will talk about such things as stealing or using no printing I'm told that when the little kids the three deadly disease that I would not put up with. I'm about when they were little. The first was deliberate disobedience that a child could disobey and is not arrogant, not deliberate, then you have to deal gently with but when it is deliberate disobedience friend you must you must deal with that immediately. The second thing is defiance. Defiance that's the same as disobedience, but it is just simply a disrespectful attitude, a defiant disrespect deal with that immediate and the third is dishonest dishonesty.
Our children know that they care what was sometimes but they were ever disrespectful to their mother ever disrespectful to the dad ever defiantly disobedience our ever work just honest. At that moment the judgment was sure and swift kind is but stern yes if you want your home to win.
You better go back to what God is said you better take these commandments wanted to time beginning with the commandment that says on the Lord thy God.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me and take them one at a time.
Measure your life by them and teach them to your children. I'm asking this question. You know Jesus Christ as your personal savior. Do you Jesus is the faithful and the true witness. He is the truth. He said I am the way the truth and the life and no man cometh unto the father but by me.
You want to be saved today. You can be saved to be saved means that every sin is forgiven to be saying means that every dishonest thing we've ever done is buried in the grave of God's forgetfulness, never to be brought up against us anymore to be saved means that the one who is this who is the truth lives in us and helps us to live the truth to be saved means we have the joy of God, the peace that passes understanding to be saved means that we have a home in heaven to be saved means that we have millions of people around the world: our brothers and sisters in Christ.
You like to be saved. I like for you to pray prayer like this. Dear God, I know that you love me and I know that you want to save me Jesus you died to save me and you promise to save me if I would trust you. I do trust you, Jesus. I believe you are the son of God. I believe that you paid my send it with your blood on the cross. I believe God raised from the dead and now I receive you by faith to come into my life to be my Lord and Master, to forgive my sanity give me power to live for you. Take control of my life, save me, Lord Jesus.
Pray that in mean save me, Lord Jesus asking to save you trust him to save you save me, Lord Jesus, did you ask then pray this way. Thank you for doing it.
Lord I don't look for sign.
I don't ask for feeling I stand on your word you now my Lord, my Savior and my God. Evidence say this to him, Lord Jesus, because you died for me. I live for you and help me never to be ashamed of you because you are my God and my Savior in your name I pray, amen. If you prayed to receive Jesus just now we want to celebrate with you and invite you to our discovered Jesus page on our website to find answers there that you may need about your newfound faith. There is a response section where you can share your testimony with us, or how this message is impacted, you simply go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab that says Discover Jesus again LWF.org/radio welcome to God's forever family. We can't wait to hear from you if you'd like to order a copy of today's message. You can call us at 1877 love God mentioned the title truth or consequences when you get in touch. This message is also part of a powerful series of perfect 10 for homes that win for that complete collection all 10 insightful messages: number 877 love God or go to LWF.org/radio to order, or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 Adrian Rogers said there's a crying need in America today for families that know believe love, teach, speak and share the truth home that is not built on trip to being witness God wants to watch and enjoy this next time for more profound truth. Simply stated on love worth you have to hear what Alyssa wrote to us recently, said Dr. Rogers messages where the start of me getting into a deeper relationship with God. I do my best to be online Sunday morning to listen to and with other Christians.
I regret that I never had the chance to meet Dr. Rogers here.
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