John 1:14 (NASB95)
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
We all know people who are full of truth but no grace. We all know people who are full of grace but no truth. An incredible thing about Jesus was He was full of grace and full of truth at the same time. He is totally truthful, but with so much grace. He spoke absolute truth, but at the same time was a friend of sinners who maximized the opportunity for anyone to find grace.
Many preachers (and churches) only emphasize grace and never call sin what it is, and lose their distinctiveness in their witness. Other preachers (and churches) only emphasize truth and forget that graceless truth is robbed of its power to give life.
I want to be a preacher of both truth and grace. I want Biltmore to be a church that’s all about grace and truth.