Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Preaching grace, preaching Christ

Bob, cross-centered blogmeister of Gratitude and Hoopla, recently offered these thoughts on the Bible's penultimate book:
In the little epistle to Jude near the very end of our Bible, the unknown author warns about "ungodly people, who pervert the grace of God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ." Notice how closely associated are the perversion of grace and the denial of Christ's lordship. Christ and grace are inextricably bound. To preach grace is to preach Christ, and especially His cross. A preacher may have many other things to say and do, but if in the midst of it all he loses this focus, he is no longer preaching the Gospel.


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