Grace and Truth realized through Jesus Christ
The message of the New Testament from Matthew to Revelation is that grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. The gospel of grace is that Jesus is the Son of God, Lord and Saviour for all to receive, to Jews and Gentiles. The message of truth is that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah’s coming, Jesus death and resurrection, and in that He offers salvation to the world to receive, by grace through faith and not of works. This is what John 1:14, John 1:16, and John 1:17 affirms.
John 1:14 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.
John 1:16 For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
John 1:17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
Grace and Truth taught by the Apostles in book of Acts
The book of Acts is the record of the early Christian church growing and learning in the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. We see Peter, Paul, and others proclaiming the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to the lost, and encouraging the believers to press on in the faith. We see in the book of Acts various accounts of Jesus death and resurrection demonstrating that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not of works or a result of works.
Acts 11:23 Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;
Acts 13:43 Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 14:3 Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands.
Acts 14:26 From there they sailed to Antioch, from which they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had accomplished.
Acts 15:11 But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are.
Acts 15:40 But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.
Acts 18:27 And when he wanted to go across to Achaia, the brethren encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace
Acts 20:24 But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 20:32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Paul, Peter, Hebrews, Jude, and Revelation testify to the Grace and Truth of Jesus Christ
We read in the Holy Scriptures the grace and truth of Jesus Christ being taught, encouraged, and lived out. Paul wrote more about grace in his letters, and gave more insights and application. But Paul was not alone in this as we find Peter, Jude, John, and the author of Hebrews all wrote and encouraged the early Christian church in the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.
1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
1 Peter 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
1 Peter 1:10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries
1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 3:7 You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
1 Peter 4:10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 Peter 5:10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
1 Peter 5:12 Through Silvanus, our faithful brother (for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it!
2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord
2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Hebrews 4:16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 13:9 Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
Hebrews 13:25 Grace be with you all.
Jude 1:4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne
Revelation 22:21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
We say Amen, Grace and Truth were realized though Jesus Christ
The gospel of Jesus Christ encompasses His grace and truth which was demonstrated by His coming, His death and resurrection, and that salvation is by grace through faith in Him. The good news is that the gospel is for anyone to receive, to receive eternal life, to become a child of God, not as a result of works or something that we earn, but by grace period. This is the message of Jesus in the New Testament. May this be encouraging to you and share it with others.