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SOM-19-01 Truth & Lies

This class will help students recognize & counter with the truth the predominant lies in their culture that significantly limit the development of people & their communities. First developed by FHI.

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SOM-19-01 Truth & Lies

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  2. 2. South East Asian Theological Schools, Inc.<br />SEATS<br />Schools of Mission<br />Discipling Leaders<br />Building Nations<br />Missional Discipleship<br /><br />
  3. 3. SEATS Missional Discipleship Program<br />SOM-11 Understanding Jesus Matthew<br />SOM-12 Understanding Jesus - Mark<br />SOM-13 Understanding Jesus - Luke<br />SOM-14 Understanding Jesus - John<br />SOM-15 Discipleship<br />SOM-16 Hermeneutics of Money<br />SOM-17 8 Principles of Being Like Jesus<br />SOM-18 Jesus, Mission, & Church<br />SOM-19 Truth & Transformation<br />SOM-10 <br />
  4. 4. Homework<br />
  5. 5. SOM-EL 19 Truth & Transformation <br />SOM-EL-19-01 Truth & Lies<br />This class will help students recognize & counter with the truth the predominant lies in their culture that significantly limit the development of people & their communities. First developed by Food for the Hungry International<br />
  6. 6. WITNESS<br />IF JESUS IS LORD OF THE CHURCH …THEN THE CHURCH MUST:<br />Develop Disciples<br />Send Missionaries<br />When the seventh angel blew his trumpet, there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord & of his Messiah, & he will rule as king forever & ever." <br />(Rev 11:15)<br />Doing missions at home & overseas (Matt. 28:19-20) <br />Planting healthy, holistic, harvesting churches<br />Developing Christian culture & values in societies<br />Working with God to establish His reign & realm in the whole world (Rev. 11:15)<br />Obedience to be Christlike<br /><ul><li>Be mature (Eph. 4:13)
  7. 7. Be imitators (1Co 11:1; 1Th 1:5,6)</li></ul>Life of contemplation, prayer, growing in the Word, constantly filled with the Holy Spirit, doing His will<br />Faithful & fruitful in vocational calling<br />So wherever you go, make disciples of all nations: Baptize them in the name of the Father, & of the Son, & of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to do everything I have commanded you. "And remember that I am always with you until the end of time." <br />(Mat 28:19-20)<br />“Tularan ninyo ako, gaya ng pagtulad ko kay Cristo.” <br />(1Co 11:1)<br />“Nakita ninyo kung paano kami namuhay sa inyong piling – ito’y ginagawa namin para sa inyong kabutihan. Tinularan ninyo kami, at ang Panginoon.”<br />(1Th 1:5,6)<br />This is to continue until all of us are united in our faith & in our knowledge about God's Son, until we become mature, until we measure up to Christ, who is the standard. <br />(Eph 4:13)<br />
  8. 8. Truth vsLies<br />What is the truth that your people know & practice?<br />* All truth is God’s Truth *<br />What are the lies in your culture?<br />What are the truths that counteract those lies?<br />
  9. 9. Example Biblical Principles<br />God created Man & Woman to govern creation<br />Work is Holy (to be for the Glory of God)<br />History is going somewhere<br />Abundance is to be created & stewarded<br />Here are some examples of some important truths for the Maya culture in Guatemala <br />The following slides show the counterfeit lie in the Mayan culture & how & what this truth restores.<br />
  10. 10. God Created Man & Woman to Govern Earth <br />Lies<br />God has no authority over creation<br />mankind is subject to nature <br />Restores<br />proper authority<br />Relationship with creation<br />
  11. 11. Work is Holy (set apart for God)<br />Lies<br />Work is a curse – it should be avoided as much as possible<br /> It doesn’t matter how well I do my job, as long as my boss pays me.<br />Work is an obligation<br />Born poor, so have to work hard<br />Restores<br />Purpose of Life to glorify God <br />work & care for the earth (stewardship)<br />Productivity<br />Excellence<br />
  12. 12. History is going somewhere <br />Lies<br />There is no point in life<br />There is no plan (nor any divine plan)<br /> There is no special plan for me – I’m just another cog in the machine<br /> History just repeats itself<br />I create my own purpose<br />Destiny controls my life<br />Restores<br />Plans of God for my life - God controls my life<br />Purpose Life<br />Hope<br />
  13. 13. Abundance is to be created & stewarded <br />Lies<br />Fatalism<br /> The pie only has so many slices. There is not enough in the world for everyone, so I need to get what I can now – greed<br /> Selfishness<br /> Laziness (not willing to think through solutions)<br />Wastefulness<br />Restores <br />Productivity, care for Creation<br />Stewardship<br />Management of resources<br />
  14. 14. Man & Woman are created in God’s Image<br />Lies<br />Women are less valuable than men<br /> Men are stronger & so have authority over all women<br /> Because women are not as worthwhile, man can do as he pleases to her<br /> All characteristics of God are masculine<br />Restores<br />Value of Woman <br />Relationship between man & woman<br />Mutual respect<br />Teamwork<br />God’s feminine qualities<br />
  15. 15. Counterfeit Principles God’s Principles<br />A good leader is like a king who exercises dominion & authority over followers.<br />Leadership is motivated by a desire for self-advancement, or to advance the agenda of one’s community, party, or people.<br />A good leader is proud & sees himself as important.<br />A good leader supervises.<br />A good leader loves his position of leadership.<br />A good leader guards his power. <br />A good leader is harsh & demanding.<br />A good leader is a shepherd, both guiding & serving others.<br />Leadership is motivated by a desire to glorify God, advance his kingdom, serve others, shepherd others, & lead them to God’s intentions for all areas of their lives.<br />A good leader is humble & sees others as more important than himself.<br />A good leader leads by example & serves.<br />A good leader loves the people he serves & is not position-conscious.<br />A good leader empowers others.<br />A good leader is encouraging & forgiving.<br />
  16. 16. Truth & Lies <br />What are Biblical Truths (Principles) which your culture understands & puts into practice? List 5.<br />What are the Falsehoods (Lies, Counterfeit beliefs) that your culture believes & practices? List 5.<br /> Think about what are the beliefs that hinder the community from growing & living as God would have them live. What are the beliefs that are barriers to their developing the potential that God has given them?<br />What are the Truths that oppose these lies?<br />
  17. 17. Truth & Lies <br />Fake “truth”<br />Truth has been poorly represented by Christians throughout history.<br />What is the motivation behind what we teach?<br />
  18. 18. Truth & Lies <br />“be nice”<br />“Peace”<br />“love”<br />“go to school - get a good education”<br />“Jesus loves you & so do I”<br />
  19. 19. Truth & Lies <br />A truth taken to <br />an extreme will <br />still be truth.<br />
  20. 20. Truth & Lies <br />What is our responsibility with truth?<br />How do we discover it?<br />