Attitude of Grace

AN ATTITUDE OF GRACE

                                           
 
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession----to the praise of his glory.
                                   (Ephesians 1:13-14)
 
    We have a tendency to be unbalanced as we look at truth. We're told to speak the truth in love. What truth do people need to hear?
    A person who doesn't know Jesus, for instance, needs to hear the truth. They need to be told that salvation is available to them in Christ. Part of that truth is the uncomfortable part----that they will be eternally separated if they don't know Jesus.
    How do we in love convey that truth to someone? We have to start by taking an attitude of grace. We need to convey the truth so they understand that they need Jesus---but also that Jesus loves them and we do too.
 
 
Lord, help us to develop discernment. In Christ's name we pray, amen.
 
IHS

Pastor Stan Smith

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