We are pleased to present the sermons of Dr. James Merritt, one of America’s great expository preachers. For more than 40 years, Dr. Merritt has preached God’s Word through the local church he pastors, as well as through Touching Lives weekly television broadcasts. 

Dr. Merritt’s messages are available here via digital download, along with outlines, note pages, PowerPoint slides and other resources. These resources are available for preachers and Bible teachers to use in touching a lost world with the timeless message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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The Truth About Truth

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Scriptures: John 8:31-32, 17:17, 16:13, Psalm 100:5, 1 John 5:13, 4:4, 2 Corinthians 5:17

We live in a day where everything is relative, and the truth seems to be whatever you make of it. A recent survey showed that 62% of American adults believe that there are no absolutes, that all truth is relative, and that you have no right to force your idea of right and wrong on anyone else. For the first time in the history of this nation, we are living in a society that is rejecting the notion of absolute truth. We are told that when it comes to morality, and righteousness, and holiness, we ought to be tolerant. But the reality is, when it comes to salvation, heaven, hell, homosexuality, abortion, pornography, obscenity, right and wrong, the word is not tolerance, the word is truth. In this pivotal message, Dr. Merritt shares how we can know there is real truth, absolute truth, that we can trust.

"Truth may be out of fashion. It may be out of favor. It may be out of friends. But it is never out of date; it is timeless in its existence. If there no such thing as truth, eternal, universal, absolute, immutable, inerrant truth, I am a liar when I walk to this pulpit, and you are a fool for coming to hear me. The Lord Jesus said there is the real principle of truth. Jesus said, 'You shall know the truth.' That is, not only is there such a thing as absolute truth, but you can absolutely know it. You see, there is a school of thought today that doesn’t necessarily deny truth, it just simply says nobody can know truth. Well, what good is truth if you can’t know it?" --Dr. Merritt

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