Grace Reveals The Person of Christ

The grace of God is the very heart of the Gospel and what makes Christianity different than all man-made religions. The more you know grace, the more Jesus is revealed to you, and the deeper you fall in love with Jesus. There’s been a big deal made out of calling grace a doctrine versus calling grace a Person who is Jesus. Doctrine simply means a teaching or that which is taught so teaching about grace is teaching a doctrine. It is a teaching about the Person of Jesus Christ and a revelation of grace is a revelation of Jesus John 1:14, 17.

Jesus was the grace of God made flesh and the One who made it possible for us to reach God. To play doctrine against the Person of Jesus Christ is very dangerous in the times in which we live where there are many movements that downplay doctrine and breed the wrong belief that doctrine is unimportant, unnecessary, unknowable, and truth is relative for each person. The Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:1-6 gave Timothy an order to, “Preach the Word… with all longsuffering and doctrine, for the time would come that…”:

1. People would not endure sound doctrine (bear up under; tolerate; put up with; be able to sit in services listening to them).

2. But after their own lusts make themselves the authority (or evaluate truth based on their own desires, morals, values, and opinions. Like Cain who redefined what acceptable service to God was; “I’ll serve God my way”).

3. Heap to themselves teachers (pile up and look for teachers that agree with them to validate or support their error).

4. Turn their ears from the truth and turn to substitutes (fables; myths – that which is fabricated in the mind or imagination but not objectively verifiable; untrue stories made up to teach lessons; legends; tales that have no foundation in the truth of Scripture).

Doctrine is important in these perilous times of deception. Spend some time in the Word of His grace Acts 20:32, get established in its doctrines (teachings), and you will get to know more about Jesus.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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