Standing Strong

Standing in the Truth

Review

Standing is a command
Standing is Christ centered
Standing is our commitment
Standing is consistent

the role of the Belt

Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist

– Ephesians 6:14

The belt held things in place
The belt had a purpose of support
The belt was a point of connection
The belt provided stability

What is Truth?

Truth is absolute in scope
Truth is eternal in supply
Truth is divine in its source

God’s Word is the source of truth. While things might be correct, there will never be anything that can take the place of the truth of God.

I am the way, the truth and the life

– John 14:6

Jesus Christ Himself is the final exegesis of all truth. He is all that we need to know about God and He is all we need to know about man.

– Major Ian Thomas

Truth helps the believer to Stand

Truth gives us ground to stand
Truth offers us sustaining power
Truth makes us solid
Truth lifts us in strength

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

– John 8:31-36

Jesus is the Truth

Jesus shows the significance of truth
Jesus gives the supply of truth
Jesus is the source of truth
Jesus is the savior of truth

Truth is the key to freedom

Truth is the source of deliverance
Truth sets us free from doubt
Truth sets us free from deception
Truth sets us free from despair
Truth sets us free from death

How do we handle the truth?

Truth is the center of our message
Truth demands current and effective methods
Truth must be communicated to have meaning
Truth needs to connect in the right manner