Sermon Introduction: Today there is an urgent shortage of truth. These are serious days. Never before in history have people had so much access to information coming from books, social media, newspapers and television at such a huge volume—Like drinking from a fire hydrant. But there is also a pervasive indifference to truth-telling, and this has not only infected day-to-day conversation but the most solemn pledges of life. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus exposes our tendency to break the ninth commandment: You shall not bear false witness.