The Freedom of Truth

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

John: That You May Believe

The Freedom of Truth 

  • The Truth is Jesus Christ
  • The Slavery is Bondage to Sin
  • The Freedom is Only in Jesus  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read John 8:31-36. How have you used the phrase “The truth will set you free” used? Have these uses been faithful to Jesus’ intention?
  2. Consider John 1:14, 17 & 14:6. How do these verses impact our understanding of “truth” in 8:32?
  3. Read Romans 6:15-23. To what kind of slavery is every person subject? In Paul’s mind, can anyone ever not be a “slave”? Explain.
  4. Look up Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 9, “Of Free Will.” How do paragraphs 3 & 4 help explain what Jesus is teaching in John 8?
  5. How do we grow in our freedom?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

John 8:31-32 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (ESV)