And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’” And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. John 1:14-18
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ… Ephesians 4: 11-15
Grace, truth and love. Three concepts which are essential to the Christian witness. I pray that you will find resources here to help you grow in your faith and strengthen your gospel ministry.
Strong’s Greek 5485 – grace, as a gift or blessing brought to man by Jesus Christ; favor; gratitude, thanks; a favor, kindness.
ἀλήθεια – alétheia
Strong’s Greek 225 – truth, but not merely truth as spoken; truth of idea, reality, sincerity, truth in the moral sphere, divine truth revealed to man, straightforwardness.
ἀγάπη – agapé
Strong’s Greek 26 – love, benevolence, good will, esteem.