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Coming soon we'll be offering our once a year Truth Corps program, with a challenge to give one summer to equipping yourself to share the Bible more effectively. In this memo, we'll look at why sharing truth is vital! Is it time to pull your sword out of the stone?



Some time ago, I preached a sermon entitled The Power of Truth. In it I suggested three reasons we should value knowing truth. Given our focus on Scripture here at FAST, I thought it seemed a good idea to share a quick synopsis of the sermon in this week's memo.

Why Truth is Important

Despite the relativism so often promoted today, pursuing objective biblical truth is important. While it's not an exhaustive list, here are three reasons I give for assigning truth a high priority:

1. Truth is important because it changes lives.


According to James 1:18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures., we are born again, and become a new creature by the "word of truth". And Jesus made it clear that continuing our study of truth is an important part of the sanctification process. The more truth we know, the more freedom we will experience (John 8:31-3231 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.). Every believer who has been rescued from a life of sin can attest to the power of truth to change us.

“Every believer who has been rescued from a life of sin can attest to the power of truth to change us.”

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Here's how Paul describes the process of change: "God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth" (II Thessalonians 2:13But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:). As we grow in our understanding of truth, and lay hold of it by faith--the Holy Spirit uses that truth to transform us. That's how sanctification works. See also John 17:17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth..

The flipside of this is that error is never unimportant or insignificant. It should never be considered harmless or irrelevant. Just as truth brings us closer to Christ, error pushes us farther away. The enemy has a reason for every lie he has spawned.

2. Truth is important because it is at the core of our work.


God's will is for "all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (I Timothy 2:4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.). Therefore, "seeing we have this ministry" our work is "by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God" (II Corinthians 4:1-21 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.). We are to "preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine" (II Timothy 4:2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.).

If sharing truth is an important part of our work, a preparation to do that is likewise important. We are to "be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you" (I Peter 3:15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:). That requires us to "study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (II Timothy 2:15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.). Jesus gave a stern warning to those who know God's will, but fail to prepare themselves to do it. See Luke 12:47And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes..

3. Truth is important because deceptions are everywhere.


The book of Daniel prophesied of a "little horn" power that would work counter to Christ. A "host was given him" and "it cast the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered" (Daniel 8:12And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.). Those familiar with this prophecy know historically that this happened exactly as predicted, resulting in the tremendous doctrinal confusion today.

The Word of God was like a mirror thrown to the ground and shattered. And through the centuries various men stumbled across some piece of glass, picked it up, and fought for that truth. But the churches they founded generally stopped there. Rather than the path of the just being a "shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day" (Proverbs 4:18But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.), they clung to their one or two little pieces. The result? More than 30,000 Christian denominations in the USA alone.

And the Bible predicts this problem will only grow worse. "Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived" (II Timothy 3:13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.). "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables" (II Timothy 4:3-43 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.). In other words, truth will become increasingly rare, and therefore increasingly important, the closer we get to the end!

How to Fortify our Minds

So how can we avoid being deceived? Listening to sermons is valuable. A good reading program is helpful. But neither of these alone will prepare us for the endtime crisis foretold in prophecy. The final scenes will be rapid ones. They will come upon us as an overwhelming surprise. And "none but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict" (Great Controversy, p. 593).

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But how exactly does one fortify his mind? I'd like to suggest there are two steps in that process. And that both are essential:

1. Study Deeply


Study one Bible truth at a time. Dedicate between one week and one month of prayerful study to each topic. Look up every verse on the subject you can find. Read commentaries and explore relevant study guides. Try to reconcile difficult verses until you have a fully consistent understanding of the subject. Don't rest until everything fits. Once you are finished, create a simple outline of the clear teachings of the Bible on the topic.

Not sure where to start? Here are some suggested topics:

How can I know the Bible is true?
How does a person become a Christian?
Will the second coming be secret?
What will heaven be like?
What happens after death?
Does God torture sinners for eternity?
Is God's law still relevant?
Is prophecy real?
What is God's purpose for the church

Even if you are familiar with what the Bible teaches on some of these, study them over again, until you are able to explain each subject simply and clearly to another person.

Our FAST Facts study course gives a quick introduction to some of the most common questions people ask. Consider using these as a starting point for your study. Then once you have studied the topics in those lessons, move on to others. You'll never exhaust the treasures of the Word of God!

2. Memorize Diligently


Once you have completed your survey of a specific topic, identify 4 or 5 key verses that best capture the essential teachings of the Bible on that subject. Look especially for verses that give a clear overview, or rule out common false interpretations. Then take some time and prayerfully memorize those verses.

Internalizing key verses on important teachings of the Bible is one of the most powerful ways to equip yourself to share truth. Memorization allows you to meditate deeply on the verse, and really grapple with the nuances of every word. And when stored in the memory, it requires only the slightest whisper of the Holy Spirit to bring it to mind in time of need. It allows you to share vital truth at any time, and in any situation--even if you don't have a Bible handy. That should be every believer's goal, don't you think?

FAST can help with this too. We provide powerful tools to help you memorize Scripture, and even recommend verse sets on many important doctrinal topics in our area. Use these to jumpstart the process of fortifying your mind.

Conclusion

Truth is important because it changes lives, because it's at the core of our work, and because deceptions are everywhere. Listening to sermons and reading the Bible are both valuable, but to truly fortify our minds we must study deeply and memorize diligently. Determine to begin that process of internalizing truth, restarting the process if it has slipped, or continuing on if it is already a regular part of your life. Never underestimate the importance of truth!



Comments

How important is truth to you? How has it impacted your life? Do you have a regular process you follow to fortify your mind with the teachings of the Bible on specific topics? If so share your strategy. How strong is your determination to know truth?

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Posted by Laurie Wissink on 05/15/24 - Coach
Good advice Paul
Posted by Paul Carson on 05/15/24
The daily news may inform me but the Good News transforms me.
Reading the daily lies makes someone else rich. Reading the Truth daily makes me rich. Truth loses nothing through investigation. In the process of investigation I experience the presence and peace of God (Exodus 33:14And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.). Read things that matter (Luke 21:36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.; Philippians 2:12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.).
Posted by Laurie Wissink on 05/14/24 - Coach
Wow. Pretty strong statement Dan. You can't miss it's meaning. I am in the habit of checking the news story headlines online. I don't read most of the stories but the headlines themselves relay a lot of information. Maybe I need to curtail even this. My justification is to know what's happening in the world and keeping an eye on the signs of the times. But again, the quote is clear that the influence of the press will make the word of God distasteful.
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/14/24 - Coach
Laurie, keep praying. Here's a statement I've been looking for from one of our previous Book Clubs on the dangers of getting caught up with the news. I've intentionally cut out most of the news channels into my life, and am trying to live algorithm free--avoiding those things where I submit my mind to AI to feed me with content. It's a challenge I want to promote...

The influence of most of the periodicals of the day is such as to render the word of God distasteful, and to destroy a relish for all useful and instructive reading. The mind assimilates to that which it feeds upon. The secular papers are filled with accounts of murders, robberies, and other revolting crimes, and the mind of the reader dwells on the scenes of vice therein depicted. By indulgence, the reading of sensational or demoralizing literature becomes a habit, like the use of opium or other baleful drugs, and as a result, the minds of thousands are enfeebled, debased, and even crazed. Satan is doing more through the productions of the press to weaken the minds and corrupt the morals of the youth than by any other means. CW 133

I always thought the greatest threat was hollywood (the theater, fiction), but it sounds to me like it is news pure and simple...
Posted by Diane Castanon on 05/14/24 - Coach
What a beautiful testimony regarding the power of prayer, Laurie! I also love the peace and calm of scripture and the SOP being read.🥰🙏🏼
Posted by Laurie Wissink on 05/14/24 - Coach
Diane, I'm inspired that you quit watching the news. My husband isn't a Christian and news is important to him. I've been praying much and the TV which at one time was on 24/7 literally, is hardly on anymore as my husband is more on his computer and telephone now. His intake hasn't changed, but it has been valuable to me to have the tv off. I've been able to share with him how his character changes after hearing some of the more sensational stories and vitriol and lately he has been turning the volume off during sections of the news. Now my ears can listen to scripture or a SOP audio book as I'm doing chores. Truth is calming and peaceful. :)
Posted by Diane Castanon on 05/13/24 - Coach
I haven’t joined Rebecca, because I didn’t have any time to myself with adult family around most of the time. Too much noise to read or listen. But now that I’m back home (as of last night) I will have more time to get caught up in my classes and posts. I listened to the first chapter back when it first started.
Posted by Rebecca Gottfried on 05/13/24 - Coach
Diane Amen. That goal to encourage more prayer groups at your church is worthy for all of us to do as well. We want to be healthy churches that spread light (Psalms 119:105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.). If we are sick and feeble churches, He won't be bringing new people to our church, instead He will be spewing us out of His mouth! Revelation 3:16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Lately, instead of the news or even godly music I mostly been listening to Testimonies to the Church we are reading together in the book club. Did you join?
Posted by Diane Castanon on 05/13/24 - Coach
Truth has been very important to me ever since the 2012 presidential elections, but more so since the 2016 presidential elections. I shut the news off, and pleaded with God to show me only His truth, because there were so many lies flying through the news stations. I stopped watching TV in 2010, but I was still watching the news off and on until 2016, but my real Truth walk began in July of 2015 when I joined FAST, it just became more earnest in 2016.

Rebecca, You're right! The enemy accuses us day and night (Revelation 12:10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.), and Paul tells us to pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17Pray without ceasing.). Romans 12:12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; tells us to be instant in prayer, as does Colossians 4:2Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;.
To be "Instant" means to be earnest towards, to persevere, be constantly diligent, continually, nearness at, motion towards, steadfast and endure.

I was just talking to God about this last night! How I need to gather the ladies of my church (the men too, if they would be willing to join us) together for prayer sessions to pray not just for what is going on in the world, but within our own church that the enemy is using to lead young and old alike astray, into a falsehoods, because they don't know scripture, nor SOP.

I believe God is preparing every learner and memorizer at FAST to be at the forefront of proclaiming scriptural truth! I know of one, a retired pastor who is a part of FAST, being falsely accused of personally attacking a current pastor in the mid-west for speaking truth in the midst of false theology being preached from our pulpits. This is the beginning of the time when we need to "gather warmth from the coldness of others." (5T p. 136.2)
Posted by Rebecca Gottfried on 05/13/24 - Coach
Dan One thing that I have remembered about my sermon on prayer and the day of atonement is that the altar of incense was used twice a day during a normal day in the sanctuary. At first I thought we should pray at least twice a day, but I am thinking it might mean something deeper. When they burned the incense the fragrance would linger for that time til the next burning. So, I am thinking that represents that we should be praying day and night like Anna and Jesus did. Our adversary is accusing us the same amount of time (Revelation 12:10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.).
Posted by Dan Vis on 11/03/23 - Coach
Wow, that sounds interesting Rebecca. Let me know if you find anything really exciting! :)
Posted by Rebecca Gottfried on 11/01/23 - Coach
This lesson is inspiring me to study prayer and its’ relevance to present truth. I’m thinking of making that my topic of inductive and deductive Bible study that I’ll present as a sermon. I’d like to look up all the passages of prayer in connection with the sanctuary and what role it plays with the 2300 day prophecy and why prayer is important in the end times.
Posted by Dan Vis on 09/20/23 - Coach
Amen Becca! It's great to have the quivver of our mind full of arrows from God's Word--to use at a moment's notice!

Powerful testimony Johnté, of how God delivers us from fear through His Word. And all sorts of other things too for that matter! :)
Posted by Johnté Whyte on 09/16/23
Truth is important to me because the truth on the state of the dead is the reason why I no longer fear the supernatural. When was I child, I had an overwhelming fear of the dead and demons and everything supernatural. The devil used this fear to torment me a lot until I prayed to the Lord to deliver me from this fear because I wanted to be a missionary for Him and missionaries can’t have fear. The Lord answered my prayer when I went to church and II Timothy 1:7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. was read I was so surprised how clearly the Lord spoke to me from His word. I memorized the verse and claimed it and to this day I no longer fear any attempts the enemy uses to scare me I just call on Jesus and claim my verse.

After that I had an experience where I saw a dead family friend at a funeral procession. I was not afraid and when I told my mother she told me that was demon using the form of our dead friend. Praise God for the truth of His word which takes away all fear.
Posted by Becca Mayorga on 09/08/23 - Coach
What beautiful testimony Carla!
I grew up in a SDA home, and heard many of our doctrines taught but really didn’t start grasping them more fully until I began to personally study them. I have been through Truth Corps. And it was a huge blessing. Having these tools are quite helpful and internalizing verse definitely does come in handy when talking with someone and a bible is not handy. Sometimes the time with a person may be a very little time, so to search for something then is not as helpful as pulling a verse out that has been memorized as the Spirit brings to our mind what to say.
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/31/23 - Coach
It seems God has been leading you all along the way into a closer walk with Him. Keep pressing forward Carla!
Posted by Carla Phillips on 05/30/23
Before first joining the SDA church, I have visited many different churches. I was a Catholic until I was about 13 yrs old. Then i joined a Baptist church and got baptized. Then thru the years visited many different churches /denominations. Coming to the SDA church was different than the other churches, the people were nice, they went more in depth in teaching the gospel than what i had been used to. The more I studied about the SDA gospel the more i was convicted that this church had the true message. There are many churches still out there today but I have always loved the sda church message and what it teaches and how thorough the message is taught . So truth is most important to me and that is the reason why I am a SDA
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/22/23 - Coach
That's awesome Carol. Glad this was helpful. We just opened enrollment for Truth Corps where we'll go into the specifics of this in much more detail. I encourage you to join us for that if you can! :)
Posted by Carol Lathen on 05/22/23
Hello, I praise God for this teaching the importance of truth and how to fortify our
minds with God’s word. I often wondered
how to do it. The teaching was very helpful
to me. Blessings!
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/14/23 - Coach
Glad everything clicked together for you Paula! If you want a big boost on this, be sure to sign up for Truth Corps, opening soon. There you'll get a good 1 summer intensive that will help leap you forward.

I love that saying from your grandma! :)
Posted by Paula Currey on 05/13/23
Aha! I just finished cross reference and after reading this, the study makes more sense! It takes time to actually do this. Study deeply, week to month per doctrine, think on and digest. Then memorize diligently is easier as these things are set deeper in your mind. My challenge is this, having spent years in the church, classes and seminars, and now seeing that I missed a very important point. Study and grow it into your life, keep it there by application by memorization. Too soon old too late smart.( a sign at grandmas home)!
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/11/23 - Coach
Thanks for the note Thomas. I'll have to see if I can't fix it up. :)
Posted by Thomas Frick on 05/11/23 - Coach
Thanks for sharing this. Very valuable information.
A little note: when playing the audio version of the article some parts of the code are read out too. (Headlines, links and end of the article)
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/09/23 - Coach
Nice thought Rebecca: "leaving a trail of truth..." May our lives be like that too!
Posted by Rebecca Gottfried on 05/09/23 - Coach
Barbara What disheartened me the most was how Pilate could obviously see Jesus was not an evil man. Jesus was a kind man and his looks showed it. Pilate was at multiple times ready to release Jesus. He saw through the schemes of the Jewish leaders, but because he naturally was a character that was wish-washy or unstable he fell to the threats of the chief priests and officers.

This is what I LOVE about Jesus, He doesn’t send Pilate to the worst pit of hell. He explains to Pilate that the punishment of the chief priests and officers will be worse than Pilate’s because they had greater responsibility in following Truth because they knew more of the Scriptures and God’s will than Pilate knew.

On His way to Calvary Jesus was leaving a trail of Truth, some people rejected it and some people accepted it. Even on the cross Jesus was still saving souls: the thief on the cross, the centurion, and Simon of Cyrene who carried His cross. He is mighty to save!
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/09/23 - Coach
It's interesting the point you made about Pilate Barbara. The verse (John 18:38Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.) definitely sounds like he just asked the question and walked out. It would surely have been an interesting answer. My guess is Jesus would have said something like John 14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.. :)
Posted by Barbara E. LaRose on 05/09/23
I love all of the steps you have pointed out to us. This was a great post now I need to take the steps of incorporating them into my life. I wish Pilate would have waited to hear Christ’s answer. I would have loved to have read it and to know what Pilot would have done.
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/08/23 - Coach
Interesting point Rebecca. I think we can see from Pilate's life how destructive it is to not really ask that question sincerely. He rejected the evidence that was bringing conviction to his heart, and ended up facing a miserable end. So sad...
Posted by Rebecca Gottfried on 05/08/23 - Coach
Jordan Peterson, a well known psychologist, was asked what his favorite Bible verse was…He said it’s when Pilate asked Jesus “What is truth?”
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/04/23 - Coach
That's a sad but true point Julio, that being sincere but wrong, is, well, still wrong. And error is never harmless... There's a reason for everyone one of the devil's lies. Constant study and memorization is our only hope!
Posted by Julio Useche on 05/04/23
Truth is vital to our understanding of God's Word and the ability to live godly lives. If we're following things that appear to be true, but don't study the Word of God to confirm their truthfulness we are allowing ourselves to be led astray. There are so many poor souls that are doing this because they refuse to search for truth and simply accept tradition, or worse; when convicted they refuse the truth due to the adversity it might bring. A daily study of His Word and memorization as outlined in this article is the only thing that can protect us from falling into the traps and deceptions of the enemy.
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/06/23 - Coach
Thanks for such a positive testimony Lana. I can't imagine what a difference it would make to be raised having all this information. I spent my whole childhood wondering about many of these questions. So glad those questions have largely all been settled...
Posted by Lana Rose on 02/06/23
The truth is important to me. I grew up in a home where Bible truth was taught and put into practice. So thankful for my wonderful parents! It has shaped who I am and want to continue growing into more truth and light from Him.

Loving all the verses and comments that have been shared here on how important truth is!
Posted by Dan Vis on 01/24/23 - Coach
That's fantastic Sam. Sounds like a very ambitious plan. Sometimes you can get with a memory group where each person shares the verses they are learning. That's how our partners checklist program works. Each just gets with their partner who quizzes them on whatever verses they have recently learned.

That's a nice well rounded list of resources also Barbara. Thanks for including FAST on the list. :) Now that I think about it I guess we have tools for pretty much all the fingers: sermons, reading record, study guides, review engine, and a healthy dose of application emphasis!
Posted by Barbara E. LaRose on 01/24/23
Truth is vital in knowing and understanding what we believe and helps us in our witnessing to others. It is our firm foundation upon which we stand, it keeps us clear from error. Psalms 119:105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
It guides our path into the way of truth. My morning Watch is a great start, listening to sermons and making notes, memorizing scriptures and don’t forget good Godly music and Fast Missions for all its study guides and helps. Prayer for the Holy Spirit to enlightenment me and for his help in teaching me and giving me a willing heart to obey and stay interested.   
Posted by Shawnda McKnight on 01/24/23
Truth is very important to me, it has given me a peace beyond understanding, and joy unspeakable joy! I have a plan to fortify my mind, I wake up at 3am most mornings (sometimes I start at 5) But I start each day with prayer and a sermon. When I am all the way up and alert, I study the Bible (which now I am going to study more deeply using both inductive and deductive approaches) and then I internalize scripture. I even have scriptures that I study out even if I don't memorize. I have not joined a memorization group because I have a list of over 200 verses that I plan to memorize, and I don't want to join any others until I have memorized this list. (Not including the 100 already posted on Fast My review pack and my verse pack is now 50 each so by the end of the summer I will have 200 verses memorized and even more studied out!)
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/10/22 - Coach
:)
Posted by Zewdi Isaac Enbom on 10/09/22
Dan Thank you for your positive feedback.
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/09/22 - Coach
That verse in Titus 1:1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; is an interesting one. I've always use I Timothy 6:3If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; to emphasize that the kind of "doctrine" we need is that which leads to practical godliness. But I've never noticed that verse. Thanks for sharing Deanne!

I love your opening sentence about God's kingdom being built on truth, and the importance of truthfulness ourselves if we want to be part of that. I also love those cross references Zewdi. John 3:21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. is an amazing verse! That whole section there in John is fascinating... :)
Posted by Zewdi Isaac Enbom on 10/09/22
Dan God’s Kingdom is built on truth and anyone who wants to be a follower of Christ has to live in truth. Without truth we cannot please Him. Truth is God’s foundation.
If there was one thing my mother emphasized again and again when we were little is that if we want to go to Heaven, we have to speak the truth at all times. One lie, and the door of Heaven will be closed to us. God sees and hears everything. She didn’t tell us to scare us but to let us know that God wants us to be with Him forever. And as parents we are supposed to educate you to know the truth and to live in truth.

If we live in truth, we honor God. John 3:21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. “But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deed may be made manifest, they are wrought in God.”

John 4:23-2423 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. – “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. 24) God is Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.”
Posted by Deanne Reinke on 10/08/22
When I read this article I immediately thought of these texts:
Titus 1:1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;--the acknowlegment of the truth which accords with Godliness

John 8:32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.--you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
Mark 13:22For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. says false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive if possible, even the elect...
I want to know truth so that I will not be deceived and so I can help others not to be deceived
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/07/22 - Coach
I appreciate your point Sam that truth leads to transformation. Or sanctification as the Bible puts it: John 17:17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.. As for taking our journals with us, I'm not sure. I have quite a few from over the years. :)
Posted by Shawnda McKnight on 10/07/22
The truth is very important to me. Once I learned the truth I wanted to be a better person. I wanted to be the best me. I simply use repetition to memorize and when I study the Bible I write down a paraphrase. I have a notebook with all of my paraphrases (when I first heard they would take our Bibles and we would have to run to the hills- I was hoping to be able to grab my notebook.) I love the truth because like God is Love Jesus is the Truth. To have truth is to have Jesus..
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/05/22 - Coach
Those are beautiful verses Linda. Longtime favorites of mine, right along with John 1:14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. which is my inspiration for practical application of the Word of God...

Thanks for your testimony Tonya. Memorization is a powerful way to equip ourselves for ministry. Someone once described it as filling the quiver of our heart with arrows from God's Word. I've always liked that!
Posted by Tonya Anspach on 10/04/22
Memorizing scripture has been a real blessing for me. It is amazing how God will bring one to mind just when I need it. I was just on the phone with a friend who is going through a crucible in her life right now and I was able to share with her a verse that would let her know that God is in control. God is so good. I definitely need to make time to do in depth study on bible truth.
Posted by Linda Johnson on 10/04/22
I would love to share this verse, John 1:12,13But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: . . . Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. NIV I read in my Morning Watch time this morning:
"Yet to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to be children of God-Children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God."
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/04/22 - Coach
Nice verses Linda. Both show how important, and valuable truth really is. Good post!
Posted by Linda Johnson on 10/04/22
I love II Timothy 2:4No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. Who (God) will have all men saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. God's heart is so big with love for mankind that He wants all men saved and that includes me and my loved ones.
Then John 17:17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. ...Thy word is truth. I study God's word to learn the truth, for the truth well set us free indeed.
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/02/22 - Coach
Sounds like a good plan Julio. We've got some GREAT tools for creating verse topics in our online Bible and all sorts of memorization tools for brushing up on those topics or learning new verses as needed. Be sure to check out the Verse Sets link in the MEMORIZE tab, with a special focus on your custom topics. We've done massive amounts of work on this part of our site over the last year or so, and it's been dramatically improved...
Posted by Julio Useche on 10/02/22
I think I've got suggestion #2 down pat. I practice my bible memorization religiously, and what a tremendous blessing it has been to me! The study deeply part takes time, which always seems to be a struggle for me! I need to group the verses I've memorized into specific bible subjects that will help me to "create a simple outline of the clear teachings" on each subject and add any new verses that support the truth that I'm trying to share.
Posted by Dan Vis on 09/30/22 - Coach
I like the way you summarize these little studies so succinctly, and so precisely. Nice job Louise!
Posted by Louise P on 09/30/22
Wow! The value of truth - changed lives, the core of man’s work, deception countered! Truth exemplified in our Saviour!
How do I fortify my mind? Study deeply, memorise diligently! Thank you for these timely reminders - a must for my toolkit - and for supportive courses! Blessed!
Posted by Dan Vis on 09/27/22 - Coach
Nice job getting that verse quoted Barbara! :)
Posted by Barbara E. LaRose on 09/27/22
It’s vitally important, one wrong error in the teachings can lead a person in the wrong direction. Truth has impacted my life because at the age of 15 or 16, I asked myself if what my father was teaching was true, is the Sabbath (the 7th day correct). I had all these questions and so I started studying for myself. That’s what helped me to know what our church really stood for and I understood the error that was out there for my own self. I believe it is a life and death matter. I want to know what I believe so I can share it with others by personal experience.

I Peter 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Posted by Dan Vis on 09/27/22 - Coach
Thanks Everton! Glad this was helpful for you. But I personally think your comment is even more inspiring! To "come forth with my face shining from these lengthened communions with Christ on specific areas of his doctrine". Wow, what an image... :)
Posted by Everton Guthrie on 09/27/22 - Coach
This was simply presented but clear and powerful. I'd love to have the convictions and sanctification that comes from having my mind so settled in truth. I'd love to come forth with my face shining from these lengthened communions with Christ on specific areas of his doctrine.
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/09/22 - Coach
That's exactly what we'll be doing in that class Dianne! I trust you will enjoy it. I think a lot of people are eager for that to get started! :)

You're very welcome Debbi! Glad this was helpful.
Posted by Debbi Romano on 05/09/22
Thank you for posting this wonderful reminder and suggestions for others to learn and share.
Posted by Dianne Knudson on 05/09/22
I found this very inspiring, and I would like to do a deeper study on the important doctrines of God’s Word, and have scriptures memorized for each one!!! I’m also looking forward to participating in Truth Corps! Thanks again Pastor Dan!
Posted by Dan Vis on 06/09/20 - Coach
I memorized that verse many years ago Georgia, and it had that exact same impact on me as well. Made me definitely want to be more diligent in my personal discipleship, including the need to "study to show myself approved" (II Timothy 2:15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.)...

As for the class, it is a bit involved. I would estimated 2-3 hours per week.
Posted by Georgia Kenny on 06/08/20
The study plan set out here is similar to what I had marked out for myself to do, but I really like the idea of spending a week or month each on a topic to really thoroughly grasp it and be able to share. I certainly need that deeper understanding...

Something I had not thought of was the fact that Luke 12:47And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. says the unjust servant didn’t PREPARE himself. I’d always noticed he didn’t DO his master’s will, but not that he didn’t prepare himself. This tells me that if we know truth, or have truth within our reach, but do not make sincere efforts to prepare ourselves to be able to share it, we will be counted an unfaithful worker.
I’m curious about the Truth Corps class - what kind of time commitment do you think would be needed per day/week?
Posted by Dan Vis on 06/08/20 - Coach
That's an excellent point Terri! Many times errors lie close to truth, and only a thorough familiarity with truth will equip us to identify the subtle errors we encounter. Glad you will be doing Truth Corps with us!

And I like your points too Carole, about the power of truth to strengthen the mind, protect the heart, give peace, freedom, and something to share. So many blessings!
Posted by Carole Bliss on 06/08/20
Knowing truth keeps our minds and hearts safe and clear and strong. We are at peace. Otherwise confusion sets in and causes so much doubt and peril in our lives. It is very important to know truth. The Bible states, it will set you free. In order to present the truth, we have to know the truth. Blessings, Carole
Posted by Terri Krovoza on 06/08/20
It is so important to know the truth because there are so many half truths out there that sound good and if we are not strongly rooted in the Word and don’t have a strong defense when questions arise we will not be an effective witness. I am looking forward to Truth Corps and learning how to have the best answer to give when questioned about our faith.
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/03/19 - Coach
Glad you enjoyed it Diane! Again. :)

We will be doing some classes on how to develop just such a system soon Floride. Stay tuned. :)
Posted by Floride Leonce on 04/03/19
Truth is very important to me. It is so important that Jesus says that it will set us free. And it is truth by which God will sanctify us (John 17:17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.). I don’t have a system that I follow. If I come across some interesting subject, I read through it and try to look Bible references related to the subject. But, I like all your suggestions about having a system. It will make the learning process better and will help us understand the Bible better.

That’s a very powerful post. Thank you for sharing it with us, Dan!

God bless you!
Posted by Diane Castanon on 04/02/19 - Coach
I loved reading this one again. It never grows old, because I learn something new with each reading. Thank you for reposting this Monday Memo.
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/01/19 - Coach
We have a class coming up on how to study topics like this and organize your verses as described. Stay tuned for it Carole!
Posted by Carole Bliss on 04/01/19
Having the truth is vital. Confusion cannot have its way, when grounded in truth. The truth will set you free, the scripture tells us. I need to put verses together with the topics, so I am prepared to share better with others.
Thank you
BLESSINGS
Carole
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/31/18 - Coach
What a powerful verse isn't it? And loved your testimony. God is so good to us. Thanks Michelle. And driving is a great time to memorize!!!
Posted by Michelle on 10/30/18
Truth is very important. We must search for it. It keeps expanding and growing the more I study.
I am a Family Nurse Practitioner and work as the only provider. I drive over an hour to work and was practicing scripture and when I got to work I mentioned to the manager of the center I was spending my time in the car memorizing scripture. I was pleasantly surprized when he asked me what verse I was memorizing. It was a long one but God is faithful! So I was able to quote Romans 8:38-3938 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord..
For I am persuaded that neither life nor death, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any creature is able to seperate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. God gives me ideas for hand motions to help me memorize and this helps. So glad for taking the Crash Course or I would not have been so diligent.
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/09/18 - Coach
Thanks for your testimony Michael! I do believe God sends us opportunities proportional to our preparation. Or maybe it's just we see those opportunities more clearly when we are spiritually in tune. Certainly memorization is a part of that process!
Posted by Michael Polski on 10/09/18
I am a Family Medicine Doctor. Some days, after I have exercised diligence and discipline, and have memorized some verses, God then brings me people and patients to share to. Sometimes, I find a very fitting and appropriate verse to share from memory. There have been some rare days when I shared over 5 verses with someone - not to contend with them - but for uplifting and sharing joy!     Then, it is exciting for me!
There are many days, however, when I am not diligent, or disciplined, and the day pulls me through - and I find that God does not send me anyone to share with.    
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/09/18 - Coach
Thanks Valerie! Truth is important, and it is only going to become more important as we go forward...
Posted by Valerie Wise Burrell on 10/08/18 - Coach
Truth is vital to the Christian soul especially in this time in which we are living. You provided us with some wonderful texts on which to meditate and to memorize. Let’s pray for each other to be faithful to the end.
Posted by Dan Vis on 10/08/18 - Coach
Glad this encouraged you Carole! That's something we all need to study. I'm hoping to do a prophecy class next year sometime... :)
Posted by Carole Bliss on 10/08/18
Truth is very important. It brings about a peace I would not have, otherwise.
I need to take this lesson, and follow it. I know what I believe in, but when it comes to sharing with others,
I need to have a more precise way to show others, the truth in God's Word.
I have studied Daniel and Revelation with a wonderful Pastor.
It was all clear to me, my problem, when I don't review it, I can be forgetful, as to what all the symbols mean.
I need to do this study over again, and refresh my memory.
Thank-you for this message.
Blessings,
Carole
Posted by Dan Vis on 05/01/18 - Coach
Hi Patricia! Glad you found this helpful. And as for the comment order, I think I'm with you! :)

PS. Please check out the new Application Workshop live event we'll be doing later this month. I just posted the info page...
Posted by Patricia Jones on 04/30/18
Another good article. I have been pretty consistent with Bible reading (often with SOP) and memorization and am looking into starting more in depth study as well.
For my two cents, I thought I'd like the comments is this order, but find I much prefer the old way. I end up scrolling to the bottom and working my way up.
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/30/18 - Coach
You are more than welcome Carole! Truth is indeed a solid foundation. And memorization definitely helps keep our feet grounded. :)
Posted by Carole Bliss on 04/30/18
Because there is so much deception in the world, truth is so vital. It keeps us straight and grounded.
When you have truth, you are on solid ground. We need the answers to share with those who do not have the truth. We need to learn these key verses to keep things straight in our own minds.
Thank-you,

Carole
Posted by Dan Vis on 04/30/18 - Coach
Please note the Crossreference class won't have FREE enrollment until tomorrow. If you are reading this today, and you are not a partner, you will need to come back tomorrow to signup. :)
Posted by Dan Vis on 08/03/17 - Coach
Great to see you making the most of several different approaches Ann! Memorization. Reading. Study. And now Bible marking. You're going to be an expert before you know it!
Posted by Ann Lavenburg on 08/03/17
Im excited to get back into a study program. I was concentrating on a Bible reading program that I finished July 31, having read the entire Bible through since Jan. That's ok but deeper study is best. I'm at 97 scriptures since March 1 Bible Challenge and It is great having those scriptures memorized with the references. I am know so many scriptures in paraphrase form with no references and it is frustrating to be in that spot. This next challenge will be a great reinforcement.
Posted by Fiona van Wyk on 08/02/17
It's good that you are inspired to study God's Word more, Nicole and Gee. You can join us in this mission! :-) I am joining the next challenge too, so I shall see you there too!
Posted by Dan Vis on 08/01/17 - Coach
I just unlocked the challenge for this month. Sorry I didn't have it ready first thing this morning. But it's ready now.

See you inside!
Posted by Gee Ann Solano on 07/31/17
Aw! I admit that at first I was not interested to read this article but after reading, it changed my mindset. I realized how complacent I am and that I am in dire need help to fortify my mind. I'm so excited to join the next challenge!
Posted by Nicole Walker on 07/31/17
Wow, I was inspired by this reading to study out GOD's word more and more.
Posted by Dan Vis on 07/31/17 - Coach
It's exciting everyone, to hear your enthusiasm for the Cross Reference class starting tomorrow. Can't wait for it to begin. See you there Raquel, Diane, Arthur, Carole.

Jason, you raise some great points in your post, as usual. Not sure we will be covering those topics in the Cross Reference course, but I am working on some other resources for the near future. Hopefully we can address some then. But having a verse right at hand is a good first step.

I think we throw around opinions when we can't turn to an exact verse. So Cross Reference will at least help with that. (And yes, the system is designed to work even when you don't have your Bible handy).

See everyone there starting tomorrow...
Posted by Carole Bliss on 07/31/17
Now is the time to witness to others, as never before. we need to know more fully what we believe in, what is TRUTH, and we need to know where to find it, so we can go out and share with others.

Carole
Posted by Arthur Martens on 07/31/17
For someone like me it's very helpful to have guidelines such as timing and systems to follow. Thank you for several of the insights in this memo
Posted by Diane Castanon on 07/31/17 - Coach
I really enjoyed this Monday Memo reading again.It's packed with great information.

Like Jason and Raquel, I'm looking forward to learning more about Cross Referencing, so that I will be better able to give the reason of the hope I have in Jesus, portraying His thoughts and way, and not my own.
Posted by Raquel Reyna on 07/31/17
So looking forward to the Cross Reference Challenge. I feel we need to be more focused on Bible truths and be ready to witness to others when the Spirit leads. Jesus is coming very soon. We can hear His footsteps. I will jump into this challenge wholeheartedly. I pray that many people will join us. God bless you , Fast Team!
Posted by Jason Diehl on 07/31/17
This is a great topic. And I love the idea of the Cross Reference study starting soon. I'm looking forward to it.

I've been having the issue recently where occasionally I'll end up in a quick discussion with friends or family about a topic covered in the Bible. The problem most of the time is so many people that call themselves Christians in the modern world base their beliefs off of opinions and what the pastor the liked said about a topic. If that topic comes up I will gently suggest that the Bible says something different. The hard part is we end up talking about my opinion vs their opinion. I have a hard time transitioning to the Bible to show.

Bible Marking would greatly help with that, but I hope we also go over some strategies to make the transition. If I'm the guy always carrying a Bible around and every time someone says something I say well in John chapter x verse y, it says. I'm just going to offend people. I often talk about the topic way too much and don't provide the Bible as a standard so I need to be better about that, but people often don't really care about what the Bible says either. Even when I offer a Bible study on what I believe the topic says there rarely is interest.

I'm really looking forward to it. The church I'm in is closing, I visited another nearby church recently and I wasn't welcome because of strange issues. So I think I really need to get this down as my only option is a home church anymore.
Posted by Qing Ling on 03/13/17 - Coach
I know @fast4God :) praying for those needed human resources up your way!
Posted by Dan Vis on 03/12/17 - Coach
Qing, I don't get them recorded every week any more. I am preaching at three churches now, and only one is set up to do recordings. I have a few I haven't uploaded yet though. I'll see if I can find them and get them uploaded...
Posted by Qing Ling on 03/12/17 - Coach
Inspiring stuff as always, Dan. Thanks for your clear and concise messages. I miss your audio sermons too.
Posted by Elizabeth on 03/08/17
thanks Dan.
Posted by Gloria Bernard on 02/28/17
I will pray for that Dan. This is God's will that this gospel will be preached to all nations.
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/28/17 - Coach
Thanks for the suggestion Gloria! We do stream our services at one of my churches. But I'm not there every week. And I don't have someone to do the video editing when I am. Keep praying God will send someone with a burden for that.

Elizabeth, glad this study encouraged you to study more deeply! FAST Facts is very simple but it is a good starting point. We are praying about the possibility of doing an online course this summer on basic Bible teachings. If it works out, that might be something you can participate in. :)
Posted by Elizabeth on 02/28/17
I saw a comment on Fast facts. Is that a good starting point?
Posted by Elizabeth on 02/28/17
Thank you for this less on study. Although I may have answers to some of this questions I feel I am not biblically grounded in order to give a sound answer to anyone who was to ask. I would like to start on one topic on an in-depth level. How best can I Start?   Study a specific book of the bible or some bible study guide? Is there a guide you can suggest? I would like some guidance in starting plc. Many thanks
Posted by Gloria Bernard on 02/26/17
I pray that someday you can start an online sermon for us to be able to see them.
A young man named Enoch Leffingwell, who lives in California, is doing exactly that.
I am able to go online and watch his sermons online every Sabbath at noon. He has it set up for the different time zones.
It's at www.walkswithgodmimistries.com
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/26/17 - Coach
Hi Greg, unfortunately the sermon was not recorded. :(
Posted by Fiona van Wyk on 02/26/17
A question for you, Dan from Greg.
Posted by Greg Carey on 02/25/17
A 1000 thanks, Dan. Inspiring thoughts to help a Laodician(me). Anyway I can listen to this sermon in its entirety?
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/25/17 - Coach
Thanks for sharing Lisa! So glad you are growing, and yes--the enemy trembles when we start getting serious about our faith, doesn't he? Keep at it. God is our ultimate strength, which makes us more than conquerors.
Posted by Lisa West on 02/25/17
Dan: Thank you. I struggle to find time to study; I'm a morning person but lately have been struggling to wake up; even when I do and tell myself wake up, wake up, but then, I fall back asleep. Not like me at all. I used to think that Satan would never have to worry about little ole' me. Why, I was so insignificant. But since I've started memorizing/studying I realize that I'm being attacked and I'm letting him. Thanks for this Monday sermon. It just opened my eyes that I need to study, study, study. Truth is truth and in the end that's all that we have, is God's truth. I'm adding these verses to my memorization. Thanks again, you have been and are a blessing!
Posted by Berith Bermejo on 02/21/17
Will surely do, Dan!
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/21/17 - Coach
Thanks Berith. Actually just got out of a planning meeting that might lead to this coming about soon. Please keep this in your prayer! That's the big thing right now.
Posted by Berith Bermejo on 02/21/17
I have gone through a lot of Bible study guides, but I found FAST Facts simple and of sufficient length not to overwhelm seekers and still deliver the foundational truths. Will await with bated breath, Dan. :) Let me know if I can help in any way.
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/21/17 - Coach
The Truth Tables are still available in our Online Store, but we're going to be revamping them and re-releasing them in a different format soon.

Glad you enjoyed the FAST Facts studies Berith. We're going to be doing something exciting with them soon. So many ideas. Never enough time to do them all...
Posted by Berith Bermejo on 02/21/17
Thank you for this memo Dan. It was and is the truth from the Word of God that is continually setting me free from a lot of falsehood that has clouded my mind about God.

I'm also very grateful for FAST Facts. I was asked to give my first Bible study last year and used these lessons as suggested, a starting point for the doctrines to study. That has then pushed me to study them more deeply to be able to explain them clearly. The Truth Tables have also been a great help for the verses to memorize from each doctrine. Not sure if they're still available.
Posted by Sherry Olson on 02/20/17
Hmmm, I have friends who believe in the secret rapture, and I have never been able to say anything to them, because I know the truth, I just don't know the verses well enough to share it with them. I like your suggestion for how to study the Bible, it is actually what the Holy Spirit impressed to me, get busy studying on the subject until you can explain the truth!
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Baronese Peters on 02/20/17
Great insight, Pastor Dan! Thanks for sharing! I am Blessed!
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/20/17 - Coach
Hi C.Dinhora! And thanks for being such a blessing to our Lighthouse church!

And yes, the topic of "light" in the Bible is a great study, isn't it? Here's one of my favorite verses on that connection, but I'm sure there are many others:

Psalms 119:130
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Posted by Joy Hank on 02/20/17
Thank you, Dan.
Posted by Dan Vis on 02/20/17 - Coach
Hi Joy, yes of course--you can take anything you learn hear and share it. If you quote something, it is good to give the source, of course, but that's only necessary if it is not in your own words. The principles of Scripture are free for all.

Great quotes Marieanne! We tend to think of the controversial Bible doctrines, as the most important, but I tend to think we struggle most with the most basic and foundational truths. Your comment illustrates that point so powerfully!
Posted by C.Dinhora Souders on 02/20/17
Pastor your findings are always appreciated; i think that there is a connection between truth and light; i have been memorizing verses that speak on the subject of "light" and there are many, i am wondering if you see any connection?
Posted by Becky Rich on 02/20/17
Dan, a question for you above.

Like Joy, I also thank you for sharing this. It's powerful.
Posted by Marieanne on 02/20/17 - Coach
John 17:3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. came to mind as I read your message. Truth is vital to one's salvation. Reading this morning in my devotions I was studying about the the Holy Spirit and to consider the fact that the Comforter is to abide with me. "If we individually comprehend this truth, we should never feel alone. When assailed by the enemy, when overwhelmed by temptation, we are to repose our faith in God; for we have His pledged word that we are never to be left to battle alone. Every soul pardoned of sin, is precious in His sight-more precious than the whole world. It has been purchased at infinite cost, and Christ will never abandon the soul for whom He has died." FLB 55 I thank God for His Word of truth. "There is comfort and peace in the truth, but no real peace or comfort can be found in falsehood.....Through the Scriptures the Holy Spirit speaks to the mind, and impresses truth upon the heart." FLB 54

Yes, Dan spending time in the Word of God and allowing the Spirit of Truth to dwell within us will bring salvation and peace. Praise His Holy Name.

Thank you for these thoughts.
Posted by Joy Hank on 02/20/17
Thank you for sharing, Dan. God bless you. May I use this synopsis as a basis for a sermon sometime?


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