Grace and Truth in this World
Topic: Sunday Message Verse: John 17:15–17:18
Hopevale Outreach Ministries
The four main areas of Outreach Ministries at Hopevale: (1) Outreach Partners; (2) Global Projects; (3) Local Projects; (4) Churchwide Projects.
Failing to Engage
There are three main ways the church fails to bring grace and truth to this world: (1) AVOIDANCE: Grace and truth kept within the four walls of the church; (2) AGGRESSION: Bringing truth without grace, argumentatively trying to prove people wrong; (3) ACCOMMODATION: Bringing grace without truth, lacking distinction and blending into culture.
John 17:15-18 NIV
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
John 20:21 NIV
Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."
Matthew 28:18-20 NIV
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Where has Jesus sent you? To whom has Jesus sent you?
John 1:14 NIV
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.