TRUTH AND SLANDER - BOOK OF ACTS LESSon #39
Date of Sermon: March 6, 2016
Main Idea: Truth of the Gospel is opposed by lies and slander
Key Verse: “But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.” Acts 14:2
Bible Reading: 1 Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. 2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. 3 So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the Lord, who bore witness to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. 4 But the people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews and some with the apostles. 5 When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat them and to stone them, 6 they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country, 7 and there they continued to preach the gospel.
I. Truth and Slander Clash (1-2)
A. Truth is believed (1)
B. Slander opposes truth (2)
II. Truth and Slander Change Lives (3-5)
A. The confidence of truth (3)
B. The division of truth (4)
C. A slow working poison (5)
III. Truth and Slander: Who Wins?
A. Truth-sharers forced to flee (6)
B. Truth-sharers persevere (7)