July 30, 2017: SOAP #2796: Isaiah 60-62; John 1 Scripture:  John (NIV) 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Observation:   Grace and truth"what a powerful combination.   It is not grace without truth.   And it is not truth without grace.   Grace is God's love reaching out to man.   [...]

July 30, 2017: SOAP #2796: Isaiah 60-62; John 1

Scripture:  John (NIV) 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Observation:   Grace and truth"what a powerful combination.   It is not grace without truth.   And it is not truth without grace.   Grace is God's love reaching out to man.   Grace extends forgiveness and cleansing from sin to enable man to draw close to a holy God.   Truth is reality.   God is really holy and sin really destroys.

Grace must be grounded in truth.   Grace not accompanied by truth is worthless.   And truth must be accompanied by grace.   If not, we are all hopelessly doomed for God really is holy and the wages of sin really is death.

Application:   I believe the truth and receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, thank you for the grace and truth that you offered to me through your Son, Jesus Christ.   I agree with you that I have sinned.  I believe the truth that Jesus died for my sin.   Forgive my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness.   In Jesus Name, Amen

Pastor Leon
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