Pastoral Thoughts...

Russ Hobbs M.A.


What’s going on at Historic Coleman Chapel these days?  I’m glad that you asked that question!  The holidays are winding down and that’s good.  The Thanksgiving and Christmas season were busy as usual!  WE had a good time and a good attendance at the Candlelight Service. I think folks were generally blessed and that our service enhanced their celebration of Advent this year.  Now, it’s time for a little winter retreat to focus and think about what’s next!  Our Cliffhangers Discussions take place weekly, Sunday at 9AM.  Our Worship service is Sunday 10:15AM We invite you to visit us for these weekly programs.  If you would like more information call us at (717) 626-6933 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It was a particularly overwhelming summer of challenges.  But, it wound up being a greater summer of blessing! 

I invite you to join me for Stories that Inspire at AND for the messages and stories of Historic Coleman Memorial Chapel as they will appear in my Pastoral Thoughts.

We’re going to post some biblical questions here in our “Pastoral Thoughts” column from time to time!  TODAY, we focus upon WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT LYING?

The Bible is clear that lying is a sin and is displeasing to God. The first sin in this world involved a lie told to Eve. The Ten Commandments given to Moses includes “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” Exodus 20:16

In the early church, Ananias and Sapphira lied regarding a donation in order to make themselves look more generous than they really were. Peter’s rebuke is stern: “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit?” God’s judgment was sterner: the couple died as a result of their sin of lying.
Colossians 3:9 says, “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.” Lying is listed in 1 Timothy 1:9-11 as something practiced by the lawless. Furthermore, liars will be among those judged in the end Revelation 21:8. In contrast, God never lies Titus 1:2. He is the source of truth. “It is impossible for God to lie” Hebrews 6:18

Jesus called Himself the way, the truth, and the life John 14:6, and He expects those who follow Him to be people of truth. The truth is to be expressed in love Ephesians 4:15 offering hope to those seeking redemption from the lies of the world.











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1980 Furnace Hills Pike
Lititz, PA. 17543
(717) 626-6933


Rev. Russell E. Hobbs


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