The Ninth Commandment: No False Testimony

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Exodus 20:16
[16] “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
1.   How does studying the Ten Commandments promote our sanctification? How does it deepen our view of worship?
2.   Discuss the importance of justice in Scripture. In what ways do false witnesses pervert justice?
3.   How does this commandment address slander? How have you seen slander bring destruction to reputations, relationships, and churches?
4.   What descriptors does James use for the tongue? How does this challenge your speech?
5.   How does God’s character and Christ’s example inform our view of lying? What are some of the moral complexities surrounding this commandment?
6.   Where do we see lying in our culture and among those with whom we interact? In what ways have you been tempted to join in this behavior?

References: Psalm 51:3-4; Deuteronomy 19:15; Matthew 18:16; Exodus 23:1-3; Psalm 15:2-3; Proverbs 16:28; 20:19; James 3:5-9; Leviticus 19:11; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18; Psalm 111:7; John 14:6; 1 Peter 2:22; John 8:44; Joshua 2:1-7; Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25; Revelation 21:8; Ephesians 4:25; Colossians 3:9-10.

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