Speaking the Truth in Love

Sermons on Disciples of Jesus

Living as Citizens (pm)

The ancient Greek historian Polybius said that the Cretans were given to political infighting, murder, and violent uprisings. How were the Christians on Crete to live as citizens in their politically messy society? Paul’s inspired answer to that question has something to say to the church in 21st century America (Tit. 3:1-2).

Yes and No

In the law Moses warns Israel to avoid false oaths. But Jesus holds forth a higher standard: Don’t swear at all (Matt. 5:33-37). Does this mean that it’s wrong to take an oath of office or swear to tell the truth on the witness stand?