Certainty: What is truth?

Scripture: Matthew 7:15-29

Epistemology is a fancy word for how we know things. Jesus concludes the sermon challenging his listeners to reflect on the nature of truth and wisdom. The current cultural narrative surrounding truth and wisdom is relativistic and individualistic. Truth is what I/we define it to be, and that to suggest otherwise is seen as a hidden ploy to oppress (truth as a power play). Jesus gives a simple illustration of the importance of thinking carefully about our understanding of truth. This sermon is an opportunity to reflect on truth and wisdom and the importance of not just knowing God’s word, but living it.