Sermon Preview - February 12th

Do you know the Difference between Truth and Error?

Writer Brian Bell tells about a time when he and his wife were delayed in getting home from achurch event, so they sent a young woman from church to pick up their children from the babysitters. He writes, “Since the children didn't know her, I told her to give our son, Trevor, our secret family code word so he would know she was authorized to pick them up.A little later I received a phone call. Apparently, Trevor refused to leave because the woman hadn't given the right word. The mix-up was on my part, I had said the code word was "Dinosaur Monster," which my son informed me was incorrect.

"It's Dinosaur!" he said. 

"Are you sure? I was certain it was Dinosaur Monster," I replied.

"I'm sure," said Trevor confidently.

"Well, OK, son," I carried on. "You're probably right. But it's OK for you to come back to the church with this lady." There was silence on the other end of the line. Then Trevor said,

"Who is this?"

"It's me, your father!Now get in the car and come on!" 

"All right," he replied and hung up.

Later Brian wrote… It was an odd feeling to be interrogated by my six-year-old son. He knew the word, and even though he was given words that were very close to the real thing, they weren't true--and he knew the difference.

Do you? Can you determine the difference between truth & error? You can’t unless you really know the truth! In John 17, Jesus prayed the following prayer on our behalf… Father, …My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.  Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.(John 17:15-17)

Knowing the truth is a big deal! Join us this Sunday morning as the Apostle John tells us why.