Of being beautiful-when it is the ugliest thing imaginable. (Gen. 3:6, I John 2:16-17) Of being a servant-when it is a merciless slave driver. (John 8:34, Rom. 6:16-17, Prov. 5:22, Prov. 13:15 ASV) Of being wise-when it is the perversion of all truth. (I Tim. 6:20, Gen. 3:6) Of being popular-when the crowd will lead…

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Types of Lying: Outright false statement (1 Tim. 1:9-10) Exaggeration (Prov. 30:6) Flattering Lies (Jude 1:16, Psa. 12:2, Psa. 62:4) Promissory Lies (Eccl. 5:5) Confidential Lying (Prov. 11:13) Official Lying (Prov. 21:6) Consequences of Lying: David (Psa. 59:12-13, 101:7) Solomon (Prov. 6:16-19, 12:22) Paul (Eph. 4:24-25) John (Rev. 22:14-15, 21:8) We should hate lying. (Prov.…

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Ingratitude Is one of the most common sins (Luke 17:17). Is one of the most contemptible sins (Is. 1:1-3, Mal. 1:2). Can prevent a Christian from praising (Psalm 107:1-2) and serving (Psalm 116:12). Can result in resentment and rebellion (II Tim. 3:2). An ungrateful child is an unhappy child. Be thankful (I Thess. 5:18, James…

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A five-step test to be able to discern between good and evil (Heb. 5:14).    o REPUTATION–If my action were known in the community, how would the reputation of the Lord’s church be affected? (II Cor. 6:3, I Tim. 6:1, I Tim. 5:14, II Pet. 2:2)    o INFLUENCE–If those on the verge of a decision hear about my…

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