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Swearing and Oaths

December 7, 2014 Speaker: Jonathan Sgalambro Series: The King's Speech

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:33–5:37

INTRODUCTION

 

The Kings Speech so far

 

 

NO LOOPHOLES - FINGERS CROSSED OR NOT (V.V. 33-36)

 

 

MY WORD IS MY BOND (V.V. 34-37A)

 

 

THE EVIL OF AN OATH (V. 37B)

 

 

Community Meditation

Know

  • Look up the following passages and discuss what the Scriptures say about a person's word and taking oaths (Leviticus 19:12, Deuteronomy 23:21, Hebrews 6).
  • How do these examples, specifically Hebrews 6, differ from what Jesus was combating in Matthew 5.

Feel

  • What is it about lying and the breaking of promises that hurt people so much? Why are these things so difficult to deal with?
  • Recall a time when you experienced someone breaking their word to you. How did it feel? What did it do to the relationship?

Live

  • Are there promises that you have broken? Are their people you need to apologize to for breaking your word? If so, how can you make this right?

More in The King's Speech

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The Authority of the King

March 29, 2015

Foundation for the Good Fight

March 22, 2015

House Builders