Treasuring Truth

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Proverbs 23:23 (­Program: 2242, Air date 10.6.2013)

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. We have substituted facts for truth.
    2. Facts are like a recipe, and truth is like the meal.
    3. Knowledge increases.
      1. Daniel 12:4
    4. Truth stays the same.
    5. Satan’s chief tool is a lie because it is antithetical to the truth.
      1. John 8:44
  1. PRIZE THE TRUTH.
    1. Truth is indispensable.
      1. 1 Timothy 3:15
      2. 3 John 1:4
    2. Truth is absolute.
    3. Truth is attainable.
      1. John 17:17
      2. John 14:6
      3. John 16:13
      4. Truth without power is deadening and depressing; knowledge without transformation avails nothing.
        1. 2 Corinthians 3:6  
  1. PURCHASE THE TRUTH. (Proverbs 23:23)
    1. John 8:31-32
      1. Believe the truth.
      2. Continue in the Word.
      3. Become a disciple of Christ.
    2. Discipleship is costly.
      1. It will cost you time.
      2. It will cost you discipline.
        1. 2 Timothy 4:13
        2. 1 Corinthians 6:19
        3. 2 Corinthians 12:2
          1. Reasons we should read:
            1. Enlightenment
              1. Acts 17:28
            2. Enjoyment
            3. Enrichment
            4. Enablement
    1. It will cost you obedience.
      1. James 1:21-22
      2. Matthew 7:26                                                                               
  1. PRESERVE THE TRUTH. (Proverbs 23:23)
    1. Titus 1:9
    2. Jude 3
    3. Guard against those who would deny the truth.
    4. Guard against those who would distort the truth.
    5. Guard against those who would dilute the truth.
    6. Guard against those who would defile the truth.
      1. 2 Corinthians 2:17                                                
  1. PROCLAIM THE TRUTH.
    1. John 3:16                                

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