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Lying – introduction and bible study guide

Introduction:
The father of lies himself, Satan or Lucifer is the creator of lying. He has used the tools of a lying tongue and eye to deceive millions into rejecting the Truth Himself, Jesus Christ.Lying has never been a trivial matter to God. Sadly, it remains so for mankind.

Why? Because the chief liar himself whispers to us the cuteness of a little child fibbing, the girl or boyfriend “telling a little white lie” personal pleasure, the spouse concealing a matter and more.

The opposite of lying is truth. Jesus Christ alone claims to be the source of truth and in fact, is The Truth! Satan hates him and goes about tricking all who are tempted to follow Jesus Christ with his lies and deceptions.

 
Scripture References:
Gen 3:1-6; Num 23:19; Hbr 6:18; Pro 14:5; Exd 20:16; Pro 14:25; Pro 25:19; Pro 26:24-28; Jer 17:9-10; Jam 5:12; Isa 57:11; Col 3:9-10; Pro 6:16-19; Pro 12:22; Pro 17:4; Pro 19:22; Pro 25:14; Pro 27:1-2; Gal 6:3; Jam 3:5-14; 1Jo 1:6; 1Jo 2:4; Jdg 16; Gen 25:23; Gen 27:11-20; Gen 27:24-35; Jos 2; 2Ki 6:13-23; Jos 1:1-5; Jam 2:24-25; 1Sa 20:25-34; Pro 12:19; Pro 19:5-9; Pro 21:6; Act 5; Pro 20:17; Rev 21:8; Rev 21:27; Rev 22:15; Rom 13:8-9; Eph 4:15; Eph 4:25; Mat 26:41; Psa 51:6-7; Gal 5:16; Psa 119:9-11
 
Subject Outline:
The Problem of LyingIntroduction1.The causes of lying
A. The devil himself
B. A lack of faithfulness
C. Hatred
D. The fear of others
E. Our own sin nature2. The characteristics of lying
A. The Lord hates lying
B. Lying an abomination to the Lord
C. Liars listen to destructive talk
D. Lying is worse than being poor
E. Boasting is a form of lying
F. Lying is failing to live what we believe3. The conditions for lying being appropiate4. The consequences of lying
- will be found out
- will not escape punishment
- will not satisfy
- will result in eternal judgment5. The control of lying
- love people like you love yourself
- speak truthfully
- ask for God’s help
- rely on the Holy Spirit

Leadership – introduction and bible study guide

Introduction:
The subject of leadership naturally pricks the curiosity of everyone who believes that they are already one! Have you ever wondered what God has to say about leadership?There are only two examples in all the bible where God proclaims no leader is required – the ant and the the locust. Everyone else needs a leader of some sort.

What of leadership? Why does the ant and locust survive without leaders? Why does God teach us about leadership if we are greater than the ant and the locust?

One thing is clear – those in leadership either benefit or destroy the ones they lead. Effective leadership involves God’s wise instruction – something we must heed too in order to avoid dire consequences.

 
Scripture References:
Pro 25:1; Pro 30:1; Pro 30:15-33; Pro 11:10-11; Pro 14:34; Pro 16:12; Pro 20:26; Pro 24:23-25; Pro 25:5; Pro 29:2; Pro 29:12; Pro 16:10-15; Pro 29:4; Pro 29:14; Pro 29:26; Pro 20:28; Pro 25:2-3; Pro 28:16; Pro 30:15; Phl 4:11-19; Pro 30:21-23; Jam 1:2-4; Pro 30:24-28; Jam 1:5-8; Pro 30:29-33; Jam 4:1-10
 
Subject Outline:
The Problem of LeadershipIntroduction

1. The problem of leadership
A. Leaders need righteousness
B. Leaders need justice
C. Leaders need mercy
D. Leaders need understanding

2. The problem of satisfaction
- contentment

3. The problem of understanding
- obedience

4. The problem of stress
- patience

5. The problem of ability
- wisdom

6. The problem of self-confidence
- humility