When Jesus came along two thousand years ago, His character and His posture toward people can be summed up with two primary words:
“We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 NIV
Now I know some pastors who are just FULL OF IT, but that’s not what I’m talking about!
If our lives, ministries, and churches are to be marked by the character and posture of Jesus, our ministries should by full of two primary components: GRACE and TRUTH.
Both are equally necessary. Both must be held in tension. Both must be in balance.
Truth without grace or grace without truth makes our ministries out of balance.
TRUTH WITHOUT GRACE is wrong.
Truth without grace is mean spirited. truth without grace beats up on people.
Truth without grace lacks love.
Truth without grace repels people away from Jesus.
Truth without grace tends to try to scare the Hell out of people…literally!
Truth without grace ceases to be the Gospel because the Gospel is Good News!
GRACE WITHOUT TRUTH is also wrong.
Grace without truth lacks honesty.
Grace witout truth chooses not to confront sin.
Grace without truth is being nice…Continue Reading