These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

Put Off Falsehood and Speak Truthfully

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, I Tell You the Truth.

1. Romans 1:5-7. To whom was this letter originally written?

2. Romans 1:14-17. Describe the power with which God saves and to whom is it offered? Is anyone excluded? Explain your answer.

3. Romans 1:18-32. How is God’s wrath revealed, and what makes God angry?

4. Romans 2:4-16; 2Peter 3:9. Why does God allow human beings to continue “to do what ought not to be done (Romans 1:28)?”

5. Romans 6:1-14. Since we are “under grace” and not “under law” as Paul describes, how are we instructed to behave and why?

6. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-14 Why is “love of the truth” so important?

7. John 3:3, 5, 11; 1:14, 17; 14:6; 18:37. What according to Jesus is “the truth?”

8. James 2:17-24; John 8:42-47. How do we show our faith in God through Jesus Christ? Do you think a person can believe the truth about Jesus while continuing to rely on lying habitually and still be “under grace?” How can telling the truth be an act of faith?

9. Ephesians 4:11-5:21; Colossians 3:5-17. Putting off falsehood and speaking truthfully are part of an entire life of “true righteousness and holiness.” What conduct is consistent with the command to “put on the new self?”

10. 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 Can we be truthful and still be kind? Give examples, biblical or personal. Can we disobey the ninth commandment (Deuteronomy 5:20) and still practice the law of love? Justify your answer with scripture.

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