Tighten Your Belt

September 17, 2023 Pastor: Bryan Glisson Series: Suit Up

Scripture: Ephesians 6:14

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“The Belt of Truth”
Ephesians 6:14a; Other Passages

Introduction: The foundational truth in the Bible is that there is one God, who has revealed truth and one can know Him. However, western culture has rejected God’s truth and has created lies that have produced great deception. (Isaiah 5:20-21)


4 Men of Great Influence that Shaped American Ideals:

  1. George Fredrick Hegel
  2. Ludwig Feuerbach
  3. Charles Darwin
  4. Sigmund Freud


Tie These Thoughts Together and You Have:
--no absolute truth—no truth
--no God—no hope
--a godless society—no accountability
--evolution not creation—no purpose
--pleasure not responsibility—no restraint


Recognizing the Truth from the Lie:

#1: Biblical Truth—God uniquely created the universe and each person in it (Genesis 1:1) (Psalm 139:13-16)

Secular Lie—the earth and people are the products of millions of years of evolution


#2:  Biblical Truth—God established absolute standards for people to live by  (Exodus 20:1) (John 14:6) (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Secular Lie—there are no absolutes with truth; people set their own rules


#3: Biblical Truth—people are sinful (Romans 3:23)

Secular Lie—people are basically Good


#4:  Biblical Truth—God sent Jesus His Son to reveal His plan and die for the sins of others (Romans 5:8)

Secular Lie—Jesus was a good teacher; founder of one of the world’s major religions, but His Word is not superior to any other religious teacher


#5: Biblical Truth—through Jesus there is life after death (John 11:25)

Secular Lie—a person cannot know what lies beyond the grave


Responding to the Lies:

Be Humble—accept God’s revealed Word as Truth  (1 Corinthians 1:18-21) (1 Corinthians 1:18-21)

Be Courageous—speak the Truth in love regardless of the response (2 Timothy 3:13-15; 4:2-4) (Ephesians 4:14-15)

Be Diligent—give children a Biblical foundation of Truth (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)

Be Confident—God’s Truth will prevail in the end (Matthew 24:35)


Application: Behold, You (God) desire truth in my inward parts.” (Psalms 51:6) Truth must be established first in the mind, then in the heart. Are you pursuing a heart that is established in the truth of God’s Word? (1 Thessalonians 2:13)

Warning: The greater the chasm between secular lies and Biblical truths the greater the opportunity for persecution, which therein leads to a greater chance of compromising and even conceding to secular lies.



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Seniors With A Testimony

September 19th—6:00pm—Legacy Suite

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Pleasant City 101

11:00 am - September 24 — Room 4

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Single Moms' Night Of Hope

5:30pm - September 23
Don Gibson Theater

A special night honoring single moms with worship and speaker
Jennifer Maggio.  This night of hope will include dinner and childcare for free!

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Family Camp

September 15-16
Harvest Time Camp - Ellenboro

Come out and enjoy games, food, and the outdoors!

Cost: $20 per family

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Wednesday 5:30-7:45pm.  A Worship Gathering just for middle and high school students.  Cafe/Games/Worship/Teaching

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