Passionate Grace

We’re looking at what the marks are of a heart that has been changed at its very core. We now come to a trait that is hard to summarize in any one English word. A supernatural heart has its relationship to the truth changed. In 1 Corinthians 13, it says the mark of a heart that has been changed by the supernatural love of God is that it rejoices with the truth.

Paul is talking about something more than ethical honesty. There’s a place where Jesus Christ speaks of his followers as people who are of the truth, sort of made of truth, swimming in truth. Truth is your very element. We’re talking about something really different. What is this?

A supernaturally changed heart has an attitude and a relationship to truth no other kinds of hearts have. Let’s notice in this passage the problem of truth, the encounter we need to have with truth, and something about the practice of truth.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 3, 2002. Series "Practical Grace; How the Gospel Transforms Character". Scripture: Ephesians 4:15-25.

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