Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tullian Tchividjian: Grace & Men

Perhaps messages like this are too much. Maybe the critics are right when they say that the "grace folks" have taken things too far. Sometimes I wonder if those men and women, whom I have great  respect for, who call for "balance" are correct.

All I can say is that I love preaching like this! The gospel message, not the "be better" or "try harder" message, gets me through the day. The message of God's radical grace in Christ for sinners is nourishment to my hungry soul.

Honestly, the "balanced" preachers and their masterful expositions bore me to tears. I unsubscribe. 

I will admit that I am an addict. I need grace, grace, and more grace - gospel, gospel, and more gospel - Jesus, Jesus, and more Jesus. 

We all have our proof texts. My "balanced" friends make good arguments from Scripture for what they believe, and I appreciate their call to caution.

I will just say that the whole of Scripture seems to clearly state that men are wicked as hell, yet God's love for them in Christ trumps that wickedness. He is faithful even though they (we) are faithless.

Praise God for Jesus! 


  1. You're not wrong! This is right on. Besides, I frequently check your site. I've never seen anything that wasn't awesome on here. Bless you!

  2. Thanks Jim. I appreciate that.

    Congrats on your new book btw.

  3. Absolutely! I'm the same kind of preacher. What they balance is half Jesus and half themselves. This kind of preaching is ALL Jesus. Its the kind of preacher I am as well and will continue to be. The story of the prostitute anoints Jesus feet with her tears teaches me that the sinner knows more about the Gospel than I do sometimes. I will have the guts to not be ashamed of the way I preach.

    This is a great blog Mike. Great set up, content and look and feel. Glad I found it.

  4. Thanks for the encouragement Bill!

  5. Also just want to echo the comments above. Love this blog and glad that I too have stumbled upon it. I'll be checking back regularly. Thanks Mike!