Pastor Jim Frease shares powerful combination concepts of grace and truth for you and your ministry. While we live in a very unbalanced world and culture, God wants us to have Biblical balance.
There are two imbalances that can be found in today’s churches. First, condemnation churches major on what they are against versus what they are for. They speak the truth but not in love. Second, comfortable churches lack the commitment to the Word, and their teaching always revolves around self-improvement. They tickle your ears instead of telling you the truth.
What is Biblical balance? John 1:17b: “…but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” Jesus was 100% grace and 100% truth at the same time. If you are full of Jesus, you are full of grace and truth.
We need the compassion of grace. We need the conviction of truth. We need the blend of grace and truth.
Grace minus truth equals liberalism. Truth minus grace equals legalism. Grace plus truth equals liberty. In this hour, in this culture and society, as we emulate our Lord, we and our ministries need to be full of grace and truth. As a result, our ministries can affect hundreds, thousands and tens of thousands of people, having the Biblical balance of grace and truth.