The Power of Truth

New Philly Hongdae (all campuses)
Preached by Marcus Corpening on November 22, 2015, Sunday.
Duration: 50 minutes (audio)


Preached at NP Hongdae-Alpha

Discussion Questions

CG questions written by Marcus Corpening.

  1. Read John 8:31-32 and John 17:17. What do these passages tell us about the power of truth in our lives? Share one time where knowing the truth (either in a situation, about something, or someone) set you free.
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    What is Truth?

  3. P. Marcus told us that the question “what is truth?” is a key one to answer if we are to know the power of truth. How have you thought of truth? Read John 14:6. What does this Scripture say about the true nature of truth? Why did P. Marcus say that this was important?
  4. What are some ways that our current generation is trying to “change truth”? What are some recent issues in current events that are evidence of our desire to change truth? Feel free to take some time to discuss.
  5. P. Marcus talked about the issue of changing truth is displayed in the area of tolerance. D.A. Carson in his book “The Intolerance of Tolerance” discusses the old view of tolerance vs. the new tolerance. What is the difference between the new view and old view of tolerance? Why is the new tolerance harmful when it comes to getting set free by the truth?
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    Love Truth

  7. Read 2 Thess. 2:9-10. Paul says that in the latter days people will “refuse to love the truth.” P. Marcus talked about the four different types of “love”. Which out of the four did Paul use? What does that mean for how we should “love” the truth?
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    Speak Truth

  9. The Bible commands us to speak the truth in a few ways. The first is to confess. Look up 1 John 1:9, James 5:16, and Romans 10:9-10. According to these Scriptures, why is confession important?
  10. Tim Keller says, “This [confession] may sound discouraging, but it really is the road to liberation. Counsellors will tell you that the only flaws that can enslave you are the ones you are blind to. If you are in denial about some feature of your character, that feature will control you.” Is there anything that you’ve been in denial recently about regarding your character?
  11. The second way we speak truth is through confrontation. Read Eph 4:15, Hebrews 3:13 and Proverbs 14:25. Are you more likely to delay or quickly confront? Why is it important for us to confront one another in love?
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    Live Truth

  13. As you have discussed and dug deeper into this message, take a moment to reflect. What is one practical way that you can apply this message to your life? If there a sin that you need to confess, then take time to confess it to one another. If there is a person you need to confront, lovingly find a time to talk to them this week. If you have been walking in gossip – repent!

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