Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study - May 22nd, 2019
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 6:30-6:55 PM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Lesson 10
“Commandment #9: Always Tell the Truth”
(Exodus 20:16)

Review of commandments 1-8:
#1 No other gods
#2 Idols are dumb
#3 Don't misuse God's name
#4 Take a day off
#5 Don't disrespect your parents
#6 Value all human life
#7 Sex is reserved for you & your spouse
#8 Don't take or keep what is not yours
"bear false witness" = to give a false testimony, to proclaim or repeat untruth as truth so as to hurt/injure others

Bearing false witness can literally alter the course of a life... ours our someone else's!
Six Biblical truths about bearing false witness:
1. It places us on the wrong side of the law.
Six Biblical truths about bearing false witness:
1. It places us on the wrong side of the law.
2. It places us in rare company.
Six Biblical truths about bearing false witness:
1. It places us on the wrong side of the law.
2. It places us in rare company.
3. It places us in an unsettling position.
Six Biblical truths about bearing false witness:
1. It places us on the wrong side of the law.
2. It places us in rare company.
3. It places us in an unsettling position.
4. It places us in a precarious position intended for another.
Six Biblical truths about bearing false witness:
1. It places us on the wrong side of the law.
2. It places us in rare company.
3. It places us in an unsettling position.
4. It places us in a precarious position intended for another.
5. It places us in a spiritual holding pattern.
Six Biblical truths about bearing false witness:
1. It places us on the wrong side of the law.
2. It places us in rare company.
3. It places us in an unsettling position.
4. It places us in a precarious position intended for another.
5. It places us in a spiritual holding pattern.
6. It should be avoided even if/when the one hurt is us.
“Bearing false witness" in the Bible:
A. The enemies of Christ lied to discredit the resurrection eyewitnesses.
“Bearing false witness" in the Bible:
A. The enemies of Christ lied to discredit the resurrection eyewitnesses.
Their actions actually helped establish two precious truths:
(1) The location of Jesus' tomb (It was known.)
(2) The condition of Jesus' tomb (It was empty.)
B. The enemies of Christ lied to discredit an outspoken witness.
Two responses of those who can't handle the truth:
(1) They seek to silence its messengers.
“Bearing false witness" in the Bible:
A. The enemies of Christ lied to discredit the resurrection eyewitnesses.
Their actions actually helped establish two precious truths:
(1) The location of Jesus' tomb (It was known.)
(2) The condition of Jesus' tomb (It was empty.)

B. The enemies of Christ lied to discredit an outspoken witness.
Two responses of those who can't handle the truth:
(1) They seek to silence its messengers.
(2) They have a change of heart or receive a new one.
In Conclusion:
Always tell the truth and you don't have to remember anything else!