Preaching God’s Grace: A Great Subject to Preach

 |  April 24, 2019

I believe as preachers all of us have to desire to have a balanced ministry and our sermons be the epitome of what John said about our Lord, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

Grace and truth – what a perfect combination.

Truth, I think we get. No one wants to preach a sermon that does not embody truth, for the very essence of our subject is Truth. He said so Himself in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”

But grace? Now that’s another subject. Grace is a great word when we need to receive it, but it takes on another meaning and is not so great when we need to give it. However, we should give it and we need to preach it.

When Paul wrote a letter to his spiritual son, Titus, there was a word he continued to use and it jumps off the pages when you read it. The word was grace. He began the letter with it in verse 4 and ended the letter with it in Chapter 3 verse 15. He reminded Titus it was by grace that “salvation appeared to all men.” In Titus 2:11–15, the apostle Paul says three things about grace, and then tells Titus to preach it (v. 15), “speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority.” Let me tell you why Paul tells us to preach grace. In verse 12 he says it “teaches” us some things.



Lastly, the grace that saves you from sin, is the grace that sends you to serve. Grace teaches me in my walk, in my worldliness and grace…


Grace…what a truth. We live it, we give it, and we preach it. Why? Because it’s the best teacher for our lives. It teaches us in our walk with Christ. We learn the evil of worldliness by being in Christ. And finally, grace teaches us we can be burning hot with work for Christ.

No wonder Paul told his son in the faith, Titus, “to speak these things.” May we as handlers of the Gospel do the same.

Ken Whitten in the Senior Pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Florida.

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