September 9, 2018

This Week’s Scripture ReadingEphesians 6:14, James 1:12-18

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Connection Points 9-9-18 (Ephesians 6:14 and James 1:12-18)

The “Belt of Truth” is the first piece of armor we will look at in this sermon series.  What is truth?  It is a common question in society, religion, literature, movies, and even Pontius Pilate asked Jesus this same question.  We live in a world that often wants to say there is no truth.  A world with no truth would result in complete chaos.  The reality is that truth exists whether we want to believe it or not.

As believers we know the truth is found in Jesus Christ.  Paul uses the metaphor of a belt to describe truth and it is a good one.  Our belt is pulled tight around our waist and keeps everything together.  It works much like a shoe lace that holds the shoe together or a ponytail tie that keeps my daughter’s hair from flying everywhere.  The truth of Jesus holds everything together.  Without Him everything falls apart.  Rejoice that through the Word the Truth has been revealed to you.

 

Connection Point Discussion Questions 9-9-18

  • Read Ephesians 6:10-18 and James 1:12-18)
  • What questions did you have about the reading, sermon, or devotion this week?
  • What are some of the different ways people think about the idea of truth today?
  • What are some of the absolute truths that most people can agree on? Are there any?
  • What would happen if there was no truth? In what ways is truth displayed in society even though some people deny it is there?
  • Jesus says that he is the, “Way, the Truth, and the Life.” What does it mean when we say Jesus is the truth?
  • Why are people resistant to the truth of Jesus?
  • How is truth like a belt? Why do you think Paul used this metaphor?