Preaching on Grace
An interview with Kyle Idleman.
Editor's Note: This is part two of an interview Kyle Rohane, Managing Editor for CT Pastors, and Andrew Finch, Associate Editor for Preaching Today, had with Kyle Idleman. You can find part one here.
What are some of the misunderstandings of grace that our people enter church with?
I think that a lot of us grew up in homes and churches where what we tied to grace or what we tied to forgiveness, whether that is the grace and forgiveness we received or the grace and forgiveness we were to give, is this idea that we have to make it right in order for it to count. So when I was a kid and I would do something wrong against one of my sisters, my parents would rightly teach me you need to go and make it right. But that was very much connected to forgiveness. When you make it right then they need to forgive you. Or if they've made it right and they say they're sorry and they've made it right, then you need to forgive them.
A lot of people have come into church with this mindset of, ...