Satan is the father of all lies. We already know this. We believers think we know one when we hear it. But so many lies are subtly finding their way into the churches and amongst our people and that is scary. One of the big ones being told out there now is about the Gospel of Prosperity. This is not biblical. Jesus did not teach this. I believe the ones teaching it and following it have no idea this is wrong, and that is really sad. We can read our bibles and quote scriptures, but if we don't study and get to know the Father intimately, we can be persuaded to things that sound really good and right but are not of our Father.
"Today not only in philosophy but in politics, government, and individual morality, our generation sees solutions in terms of synthesis and not absolutes. When this happens, truth, as people have always thought of truth, has died." Francis Schaeffer
My husband and I just finished a study with a small group of 7. In all our 30-35 years of being a Christian and all the studies we have been through, this is by far the best. It is called The Truth Project and it is created by Focus on the Family. It is a 12 week study. There is no book to read and no homework. It is a video series and then your group discusses afterwards. The key is to transform us and infuse us with the Truth so strongly, that we will not be swayed by the suble lies being put out there for all to grab. And then for us to go out and share it with others. You seasoned believers may be thinking like I did at the beginning of the 12 weeks, "I'm a long time believer, I know the truth." Yes, but this study will take you deeper and convict you even stronger and transform you even more. This will make you want to get up and "Go tell" as Jesus instructed us to do.
"Never let us be guilty of sacrificing any portion of truth on the alter of peace." J.C. Ryle
My husband was so taken with this study, that he signed us up to lead a group ourselves. And I wanted to share it with you.
Here is a link to the website and you can watch a 4 minute trailer to give you a good idea of what it is. Please go watch it here. . .http://www.thetruthproject.org/
This is a piece of the website:
The Truth Project is a DVD-based small group curriculum comprised of 12 video lessons (recommended to be viewed and discussed over 13 consecutive weeks) taught by Dr. Del Tackett, instructor of Christian Worldview at the Focus Leadership Institute and a former Senior Vice President of our ministry. This study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
If I pleaded with anyone to become a part of a bible study, it would be this one!
"Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior. . ."