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Uncommon Integrity

By May 29, 2016May 31st, 2016Sermon Series Pre-Campaign), uncommon

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A person’s word is only as good as their character. We make promises with our pinkies to validate what we say; we write contracts to protect against unfulfilled agreements; we sign prenuptial agreements just in case; our presidents take an oath before entering office; witnesses must be sworn in before testifying. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just take people at their word?

Matthew 5:33-37

Oaths in the Old Testament: Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 10:20; Deuteronomy 6:13; Numbers 30:2

  • Oath: a solemn usually formal calling upon God or a god to witness to the truth of what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says  


  • isn’t built in a day
  • accepts responsibility
  • is comprehensive
  • reflects “why” not only “what”

Big Idea: Let your life validate your word


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