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Grace and Truth

John 1:14-18

When God describes Himself to us, with all His infinite qualities,
what does He highlight as most important?
He says that His essence is this:
Grace and truth—
that is, unfailing love and absolute dependability.

When we look at Jesus and His human life among us,
what do we see?
Grace and truth—
unfailing love and absolute dependability.

Jesus was and is always good, always compassionate, always gracious.
His mercy is never strained.
It never gets tired.
It is never pushed too far.
Even as they tortured and killed Jesus, He forgave them.

Jesus was truth.
Every word was true.
Every action was true.
We could absolutely depend on
everything He was, everything He said, and everything He did.

Jesus is unfailing love and absolute dependability.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Jesus, Full of Truth and Grace
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Having the Truth Within

It is not enough to know the Truth.
I want to live in the Truth.

When pride starts to creep in,
I want to continue to live in the Truth about
Who You are and
who I am.

When lust calls,
I want to continue to live in the Truth about
what is best and
what pleases You.
I want to pursue true pleasure and true love.

When anxiety starts to gnaw on me,
I want to live in the Truth of
Your love,
Your sovereignty, and
Your presence.

My mind so easily forgets the Truth in such moments.
I need to be filled with the Spirit of Truth.
My life is hid with Christ in God, and
I want Christ to be my living, constant
wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption
(1 Corinthians 1:30, NASB).

I want to walk always, second by second,
mind, heart, and body,
in wisdom from above
which is pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable,
full of mercy and good fruits,
unwavering, without hypocrisy.
I want to daily sow the seed whose fruit is righteousness (James 3:17-18, NASB).

O Lord, my loving Lord,
be that wisdom in me always, forever,
from here throughout eternity.
Be that righteousness, that sanctification.
Be the Truth in me,
setting me free to be and do all that You desire.
Constantly breathe in me the mind and spirit of Christ.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: I Have the Truth
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The Light of Truth

You were once darkness,
but now you are light in the Lord.
Live as children of light
(for the fruit of light consists in all
goodness, righteousness and truth)
and find out what pleases the Lord.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness.
(Ephesians 5:8-11a, NIV)

Jesus, You came to us as the Truth.
You came to live the Truth,
to speak the Truth, and
to be the Truth.

Jesus, be the Truth in me.
Shine through
every attitude,
every action, and
every word.

Listen…and sing if you want:
Hymn: God Is Light
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The Truth Sets You Free

John 8:31-36

Continue in the word of Jesus Christ.
Remain in it day by day.
Walk in it.
Make it your lifestyle.
Faith is more than a momentary decision.
Discipleship is a daily commitment.

As you walk with Jesus,
the Truth is your constant personal companion, and
the Truth sets you free.
You are no longer bound by your own weaknesses.
Sin can no longer master you and keep you as its slave.
Its lies have no more hold over you.
The Truth has set you free,
and you are truly, completely free!

Listen…and sing if you want:
Hymn: Think, Speak, and Live the Truth
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