Pastor Mike takes a look at the anatomy of deception as we continue our study on the life of Moses. We lie because, deep down, we believe the benefits of lying outweigh the consequences of telling the truth. Lies cover idols, and we must be ruthless in weeding them out of our hearts and mouths.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- Read and discuss Exodus 32:1-8, 15-24. What does this tell you about the nature of man? Of God?
- It has been said that the heart of man is an “idol factory” – how do you find this to be true in your life?
- “The benefits of lying outweigh the consequences of telling the truth.” How do you see this at work in your life? What benefits do we believe we gain from lies or deception?
- Aaron’s lie includes blame-shifting, diminishing the severity of his actions, fabrication, and omission. What of these “tactics” do you tend to use?
- In what arena of life do you tend to lie the most? To whom to you tend to lie to? Is there a pattern?
- Where do you need to repent, confess and make right? How can your Shepherd Group hold you accountable to do that?