- Who we are
- What we do
It all started in the Garden. Satan lied to Eve, Eve lied to Adam blaming Satan and Adam lied blaming Eve. Collectively they all blamed God.
When the Ten Commandments came, acting and telling the truth was enshrined in statute: Truth towards God, self, family and community. It sounds so simple but as a result of the Fall in Genesis 3 it has been a constant struggle none can escape.
Truth is now fluid; just make it up as you go. Forget God make your own rules and should you be exposed blame anyone but yourself.
Life is viewed as being what you can get away and with and who cares anyway? God does and so should we!!!
Politics provides abundant examples of truth lost. Consider our Courts and the chilling words often heard from the Bench: “The evidence of this witness was found to be unreliable” which is code for full of lies.
A US 2020 Presidential hopeful has been caught lying. What has the reaction been? Not condemnation but “such is life and that is just the way he operates.” Another contender lied in documentation and yet remains among the top candidates for 2020.
What about us? We are sinners saved by Grace; however our starting point must be truth not deception.
The Ninth Commandment reads “ You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour” Exodus 20. Your neighbour is anyone you have dealings with; self, family, friends and foes.
Is truth alive for you?
– Geoff Kyngdon
This Sunday at our 10am service Ken Coleman will continue our morning series in the Gospel of John, with the next talk titled ‘God’s Shocking Love’, with the bible readings Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21.
And then at our 5pm service we have Andy Peters continuing our evening series on the New Testament book of Hebrews. The sermon topic is ‘Know Your Identity’, with the bible readings Deuteronomy 7:1-9 and Hebrews 3:1-6.
It’s also the right time for us to recognise many of the needs of our missionaries, so we’ll have a special report about what’s been happening in the lives of our partners in global, word ministry.
So, please come and join us at either 10am or 5pm. Or if you can’t make it in person, jump online to www.oakflats.tv and watch our live stream.
See you at 10am or 5pm this Sunday, God willing!