Speaking the truth…why?

1. A connection. (Matt. 12:34, 15:16-20)
2. A warning. (Matt. 12:36-37)
3. A command. (Ex. 20:16, Eph. 4:25)

Speaking the truth means speaking accurately.

1. Don’t assume anything! (Prov. 18:1)
2. Witnesses matter! (Deut. 19:15-21, John 5:31-47)
3. Appearances are sometimes inaccurate! (1 Cor. 4:1-5)

Speaking the truth means speaking Biblically.

1. The Word of God is our tool. (2 Timothy 3:16)
2. The Word of God is sufficient. (2 Peter 1:3)