Let's Talk About Knowing the Truth

by Rose Taylor

Key Verse:

He who sent me is with me. He doesn’t leave me by myself, because I always do what makes him happy.” 30 While Jesus was saying these things, many people came to believe in him.

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31 Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teaching. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:29-32


Jesus had just delivered a powerful teaching in the Temple, and many of the Jews believed in him. He knew, however, that some people get caught up in the excitement of the moment and after a while turn away from the truth. In verses 31-32, Jesus emphasized that those who are truly committed to him will be faithful to the truth of his teaching. That truth would set them free from sin, error, delusion, superstition, and other things that held them in bondage. Knowledge of the truth helps Christians today discern lies, error, and delusion in a world that appears to have lost high regard for the truth.

Questions to Discuss:

What are some ways in which the truth can set us free?

In what ways do lies cause bondage?

How can we remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus?

Do you struggle to accept those teachings as truth?

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