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Acts 21:34–22:28

Have there ever been times in your when you knew speaking the would, at best, keep things the way they were? And, at worst, make things horribly wrong? Or, have you had the experience that no matter how much you speak the , only lies?

These scenarios might seem far-fetched, yet, that was exactly what Paul experienced.

“You speak Greek?”

“Aren’t you the Assassin leader?”

“You speak Aramaic?”

“You’re a Roman citizen?”

Yes, one the first is a literal question. The other 3 are just summarizations of other verses. Yet, the entirety is that Paul was dismissed. He wasn’t .

People could share plenty of false information (that’s what started the riot, after all). Why bother to inspect the ?

We are in a weird time. Truth is questioned. Truth is questionable.

Before you throw into this, understand that the Truth of our remains stead. It is the only Truth.

Paul spoke the Truth. He did not speak the that people wanted to . This is the same thing that we are seeing now. It is place (schools, homes, churches, governments) agnostic.

Many of you may have experienced those first questions when you think about ual/ conversations you have had.

Who are you? A child of God

What is Truth? That God d you so much that he sent his son to die to reconcile God’s lost Creation to himself.

No, the Truth is not comfortable to many, or even most, people. Sharing the Truth will only become harder.


Father of all Truth, may we have the courage of our to share your Truth in with a world that does and doesn’t want to it. Amen.

Pastor Ian

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.