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1 5.14.2005 in Junior 2 Class, Garden Grove HONESTY COUNTS

2 Why to be honesty ? Honest Counts Receive the wisdom 得智慧 Psa 51:6 1 Glorify God 榮耀神 1Pet 2:12 2 Serve God 做聖工服事神 Acts 6:3 3 得神喜悅 Delighted by God Prv 12:22 4 5 Reputation 信譽

3 Honesty in…. Speech 言語 Eph 4:15 愛心說誠實話 Speaking the truth with love 1 Honest Counts Shall not give false testimony 2 不可作假見證 / Ex 20:16

4 Honesty in…. Money,things,goods 財物 Ex 20:17 Biblical character 3 Jezebel (Naboth’s Vineyard)-1King 21 Judas Iscariot -Luke 22:3-6 Ananias/Saphira -Acts 5:1-4 Honest Counts 2 Honesty 誠實 Greed 貪心 Co-exist ? Honesty vs. Covetousness 1 誠實貪戀 / 1Tim 6:9-10

5 Honesty in…. 內心 Prov 4:23 Our Heart 1 What does it mean to keep one’s heart with all diligence? Honest Counts 2 Why is “keeping one’s heart” so important? 1 What does it mean to keep one’s heart with all diligence? 3 Do you think honesty is one important aspect of “keeping one’s heart”? 2 Why is “keeping one’s heart” so important? 4 Why is honest important to the “issues of life”? 3 Do you think honesty is one important aspect of “keeping one’s heart”? 5 Why is it important for us to be honest with ourselves? / Rom 12:3 4 Why is honest important to the “issues of life”? 6 What does it mean to be honest with ourselves with regard to our faith and spiritual life? 5 Why is it important for us to be honest with ourselves?

6 耶洗別陷害拿伯 Case Studies… 1 Kgs 21:1-25 1 Did Ahab need an extra vineyard? Jezebel Frames Naboth Honest Counts 2 Why did he want to have another vineyard? 1 Did Ahab need an extra vineyard? 3 What was the plan that Jezebel came up with to help Ahab secure Naboth’s vineyard? 2 Why did he want to have another vineyard? 4 What was God’s reaction to the plan of Jezebel? 3 What was the plan that Jezebel came up with to help Ahab secure Naboth’s vineyard? 5 What do the ending of Jezebel and Ahab tell you about the gravity of their sins? 4 What was God’s reaction to the plan of Jezebel?

7 加略人猶大 Case Studies… Jn 13:21-30 1 At the last supper, the Lord Jesus washed the feet of His disciples. He did no exclude Judas, whom he knew was going to betray Him. If you were Judas, facing your master who stooped down to wash your feet, what would your feelings be then? Judas Iscariot Honest Counts 2 Do you think Judas had a chance to turn from his evil plan to betray the Lord Jesus At that moment? Would the Lord Jesus have forgiven him? What would have been the reaction of the other disciples? 1 At the last supper, the Lord Jesus washed the feet of His disciples. He did no exclude Judas, whom he knew was going to betray Him. If you were Judas, facing your master who stooped down to wash your feet, what would your feelings be then? 3 If Judas had confessed and changed his mind, God would still have fulfilled salvation through another way. Why do you think Judas caused himself to become the one who would go down in history as the betrayer of Jesus Christ? 2 Do you think Judas had a chance to turn from his evil plan to betray the Lord Jesus At that moment? Would the Lord Jesus have forgiven him? What would have been the reaction of the other disciples?

8 Life Application… 1 What would you do if the cashier at a department store gave you extra change? Honest Counts 2 What are the factors you consider when making a decision like that? 1 What would you do if the cashier at a department store gave you extra change? 3 Do you think the amount matters? If it is just a quarter, maybe you would keep it. But if it is a few dollars or more what would you do? 2 What are the factors you consider when making a decision like that? 4 What do you think are the potential repercussions/implications of your decision? 3 Do you think the amount matters? If it is just a quarter, maybe you would keep it. But if it is a few dollars or more what would you do?

9 Life Application… More Than a Dime By Alan Johnson 1 After reading this story, do you think your responses to the questions in the discussion earlier would be different now? Why? Honest Counts 2 With respect to the two angels, whose opinion do you agree with more? Why? 1 After reading this story, do you think your responses to the questions in the discussion earlier would be different now? Why? 3 Imagine a different scenario: If the driver is not someone who was out testing the pastor, do you think your answer to the second question would be different? Why? 2 With respect to the two angels, whose opinion do you agree with more? Why? 4 Can you think of other scenarios where honesty can be so crucial? 3 Imagine a different scenario: If the driver is not someone who was out testing the pastor, do you think your answer to the second question would be different? Why?

10 Why to be honesty ? Honest Counts Receive the wisdom 得智慧 Psa 51:6 1 Glorify God 榮耀神 1Pet 2:12 2 Serve God 做聖工服事神 Acts 6:3 3 得神喜悅 Delighted by God Prv 12:22 4 5 Reputation 信譽

11 Honesty in…. Honest Counts 財物 Money Things goods Our Heart 言語 Speech 內心

12 耶洗別陷害拿伯 Case Studies… Jezebel Frames Naboth Honest Counts 加略人猶大 Judas Iscariot

13 Life Application… More Than a Dime By Alan Johnson Honest Counts

14 5.14.2005 in Junior 2 Class, Garden Grove HONESTY COUNTS


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