Liar, Liar (17 of 47) by Larry Osborne

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Liar, Liar (17 of 47)
Series: The Genesis Project
Dr. Larry Osborne
Genesis 20:1-18

The Story
Same Old Lie, Same Old Results - Sort Of.
Genesis 20/ Genesis 12:10-20

Life Lessons To Take Home

(1) Half-truths designed to ¬deceive are still lies.
Genesis 20:10-13/ Matthew 5:33-37/ Exodus 1:15-21, Joshua 2:1-24 and James 2:25

(2) Don't be surprised when our children copy our actions but not our boundaries.
Exodus 34:6-7/ Genesis 12:10-20 and 20:1-18

Abraham's Legacy
Same Action/ Different Boundaries

Abraham:
Genesis 12:10-20/ Genesis 20:1-18
Half truths to a couple of strangers

Abraham's Son: Isaac
Genesis 26:1-9
Lies to a stranger

Abraham's Grandson: Jacob
Genesis 27:18-35
Lies to his father to steal his brothers inheritance

Abraham's Great-Grandsons: 10 Boys
Genesis 37:2-35
Lie to their father to cover up selling their little brother
into slavery

(3) God draws straight lines with crooked sticks.
Romans 3:23/ 1 Corinthians 1:27-31/ 1 John 1:8-2:2/ Revelation 12:10 and James 4:11


TAKING IT HOME
Is there anything in your life you'd like to change to stay clear of a "half-truth" or any area your group could be praying for you in terms of lying, truthfulness or integrity?


Growth Group Homework

QUICK REVIEW: Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or
confused you?


MY STORY:
1. This weekend we heard that God draws "straight lines with crooked sticks." Can you think of a time when God used you or someone you know despite any weaknesses, fears or limitations you or they may have had?


2. Abraham had a problem of lying when under pressure. We saw a similar pattern of lying in his family through the 4th generation. What was yo ...


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