The Truth Will Set You Free

The Truth Will Set You Free

You have to find THE way in order to find A way.

John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through me.

John 8:31-32
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

  • The Truth Will Set You Free
    • You Have To Find The Way In Order To Find A Way
      • You are moving, you have momentum, but you cannot seem to change the direction
      • We need to find The Way
      • We need to find The Truth
      • We need to find The Life
      • We need to find the Jesus in our Journey
      • Without him we are crashing
      • Without him we are confined
    • You Can’t Move Forward Without The Way
    • You Can’t Be Free Without The Way

Acts 17:16-23
16While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to dispute with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” Others remarked, “He seems to be advocating foreign gods.” They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection. 19Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we want to know what they mean.” 21(All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.) 22Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.

  • Find A Way To Reason With The Lost
    • Truth Is Not Afraid To Be Tested – Paul uses their beliefs to build his argument
      • They had many objects of worship
      • They were hungry to hear
      • They were very religious
      • Their culture was caught up in making this world’s stuff the thing they worshipped.
        • a) This is what the norm was
      • They had tons of altars, even one to the unknown God
    • We Are All Worshipping Something
      • The car is moving it has momentum
      • We know there is something out there
      • Why was God unknown to them?
        • They attempted to force God into a form they could control
        • They had given their love to counterfeits, mere shadows in comparison with the Sun

Acts 17:24-28
24“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

Why does Genesis Metro exist? – To Worship God By Sharing God’s Word So That Life Change Can Happen Every Week

  • Find A Way To Connect Unbelieving People
    • Paul wanted them to see there was so much more
    • We all want connection
    • Genesis Metro desires to be an extension of God’s hand reaching out to our culture
    • God has created us with a desire to connect
    • God is not far away.
    • God is within our reach.
      • The way is within our reach
      • The truth is within our reach
      • The life is within our reach
    • Paul states, “I see where you are.”
    • This is how you connect