Reptarium Middle School is celebrating Smoke Free Lizard Week (SFL). But is the special speaker really smoke free?Play Episode
Episode Theme: Fighting the need to lie.
1. Psalm 31:18 talks about silencing people who are lying. Have you ever lied to avoid getting into trouble? Did it work? How did you feel?
2. Jesus says he is, “the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6). But he calls Satan “a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). As you listen this episode, think about whose side you’d rather be on?
“Let their lying lips be silenced”Psalm 31:18
There are a lot of lies in this story. The temptation to lie is strong. For example, we use little lies to excuse our laziness or bad habits. We use big lies to cover up bad behavior, or to fool someone into liking us.
In Jeremiah 28, the prophet Hananiah lies. He tells the people of Israel that some of the prisoners Babylon took captive will be set free! This makes the people very happy. He hopes that by telling this lie, the people will like him. Jeremiah is encouraged too. But he warns the people that you can tell a real prophet by the fact that his prophecies come true. God knows that Hananiah is lying. So God tells Jeremiah that the prisoners will not be released. Instead, the the king of Babylon will become even more powerful. And God punishes Hananiah severely for lying to his people. Proverbs 19:5 reminds us, “A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.” It may seem to make things easier to tell a lie. But in the end, it will make things worse.
Who was the special speaker for the SFL meetings?
Who put cigarettes in Cole’s bag?
Who did Liz say did it?
Why did Cole feel so strongly about smoking?
Because his grandfather was in the hospital because of his smoking.
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