Tongues that Tell the Truth

June 11, 2023 Speaker: Jordan Gowing Series: Taming The Tongue

Topic: Sunday Morning Teaching Passage: Ephesians 4:15–16

Why does the truth matter to God? Join us this Sunday at CrossWinds Church in Spirit Lake as we consider this question in our sermon series, "Taming the Tongue."

Sermon Discussion

  1. If “falsehood” is a spectrum ranging from “little white lies” and deceit to perjury, where do you find yourself?
  2. What is one takeaway from the sermon and one question that you had after hearing the sermon?
  3. According to the sermon, what is a lie? Consider the example of Gehazi (2 Kings 5) and Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5). What is behind their lies?
  4. Share a time that you lied or were intentionally misleading. What was the “desired result” you were seeking that led you to lie?
  5. Discuss the three different areas of falsehood. Which of these do you struggle with?
  6. Read Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18. Why does truth matter to God?
  7. Read John 8:42–44; Genesis 3:1–5. What does lying reveal about our allegiances?
  8. Read Ephesians 4:15–16. What does it look like to “speak the truth in love”?
  9. Read Ephesians 4:25, 29–30. What is the connection between the truth and relationships?
  10. Share one way that you will apply the sermon this week.