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.