Defending Truth... (Why Truth)
Why Live Truth...
CIT: It took great courage to not only speak truth but live it out each day.
CIS: Knowing the truth and living out the truth are not the same.
SO: Kids will understand true followers of Jesus live out the truth of Jesus.
ILL - Flaming Fight Club
1) Have you ever answer with the wrong answer to a question?
2) Did you think you had the right answer at first?
3) Does God allow good people to give the wrong answer?
We – We all want to be right and say we have the right answer to the question…I want it to be right even if I am wrong. “We SEE the right answer more than we hear it…!”
T.S. - King Nebuchadnezzar say the right way to live out the truth but he didn’t want to believe it…Worship the image of Gold...
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”
Story about the Blazing Furnace
You – can tell someone each and and every day that they should go to church or you need be a Christian, but the truth is they will want to be a Christian because you showed them by the way you live.
Daniel - Shadrach not only learn, said but he lived it each and every day even if it ment he would have to die.
Do your friends know that you love Jesus? If not why?
We – can come to church on Sundays and Wednesdays and do everything right but if we don’t live that way every day then we are fake Christians. We make the most difference when we live for Jesus each and every day.
PRAY - Lord let me live for you each and every day!