How would you define "Grown-Up Christianity"?
Some might lean toward proclaiming the truth of the Gospel, abstaining from sin, seeking personal holiness & upholding Scripture.
Others may lean more toward showing grace to all, instigating social justice and being a welcoming presence.
The answer is yes.
John the apostle, who knew Jesus firsthand, says this about Jesus in John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth.
Did you notice that last bit about grace and truth? Jesus' very presence manifested such powerful and equal measures of both grace and truth that John was motivated to record it in his gospel. If it was that important to John, so it should also be with us.
In a world that continues to force us to choose between grace or truth, let us be reminded that we follow a Savior who didn't choose between grace or truth. He was comfortable with the tension of both and so should we as His followers.
Because if we let go of that grace/truth tension and vacilate to one side or the other, we miss something monumentally important about Jesus' love.
Grown-Up Christianity Loves like Jesus.
Grown-Up Christianity is full of grace and truth.
I greatly look forward to sharing this message with you this Sunday at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00. Please join us for worship and invite a neighbor or friend!
in Christ's love,