Raveled: Truth and Love

Truth – reality (the opposite of illusion). It’s not just what we think or believe to be true; it’s what actually is absolutely true.

Love – Agape is the kind of love God has shown to us that we’re supposed to express to others. It’s a benevolent, selfless, sacrificial (others-centered) love.

2 John 1:5-6

Mark 2:13-17

If you struggle to share truth:
Don’t leave out the truth.
Truth points us in the right direction.

If you struggle to show love:
Look for opportunities to show love.
Bank up as much love as you can, whenever you can.

The goal is to live out truth-filled love and love-filled truth.

Raveled: Grace and Truth

RAVEL can mean either “to untangle” and “to entangle”
Ravel also means “to undo the intricacies of something”

Grace – Undeserved kindness or unmerited favor. Grace is getting something good we don’t deserve.

Truth – reality (the opposite of illusion). It’s not just what we think or believe to be true; it’s what actually is absolutely true.

John 1:14, 16-17

Jesus embodied both grace and truth.

John 8:2-11

If you lean toward being a Truth Teller (Truth without Grace):
Remember grace comes first.
Don’t bury the lede.

If you lean toward being a Grace Givers (Grace without Truth):
Don’t leave out the truth.
Truth points us in the right direction.

The Greatest Show (Easter Sunday)


Colossians 2:13-15 BSB 13When you were dead in your trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our trespasses, 14having canceled the debt ascribed to us in the decrees that stood against us. He took it [our debt] away, nailing it to the cross! 15And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Jesus’ death and resurrection was the greatest show ever.

It was the greatest show of MERCY

It was the greatest show of POWER

It was the greatest show of LOVE

Romans 5:8 “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”