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And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

When I was a kid, my parents took the fam on Sunday drives. It was a cheap way to get six kids out of the house for a little adventure. On an occasion or two, we ended up on a mountain road. I remember three things about the mountain roads: (1) They were winding, and I would often get carsick, (2) The views were beautiful, (3) The roads were narrow and dangerous… and it would be easy to drive off the cliff if one weren’t careful.

On most curvy mountain roads, guardrails have been erected to keep drivers from a deadly fall. The guardrails aren’t there to squelch anyone’s fun. They are there to protect everyone from the inherent dangers of the cliff.


The Bible makes it clear that Jesus is God in the flesh. He is full of grace and truth. What a wonderful combination! You see, He has grace to rescue sinners who have fallen off the mountain road. He has grace to meet us at the bottom of the cliff in an ambulance of love, mercy, forgiveness, and restoration. But Jesus also comes to us in truth. Truth is much like a guardrail. It is designed to protect us and keep us from falling.

Sadly, many view the truth and commands of God in negative terms. The reality is this: God’s commands are given to keep us safe, not steal our fun. Let’s take the subject of sex, for example. The Lord says, “Let the marriage bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Heb 13:4). That verse explicitly teaches no sex before marriage or outside of marriage. Why does God say this? Is He trying to rob you of the joys of sex? No! God isn’t keeping sex from you… He is keeping sex for you. He is trying to protect you from hurting yourself and damaging your ability to truly experience physical intimacy in marriage! Those who blow past the loving guardrail of sexual purity find themselves at the bottom of the cliff -- broken, disillusioned, hardened, and guilt-ridden. Furthermore, they can easily experience the lasting pain of an incurable disease and an unwanted pregnancy.


Perhaps you have blown past a guardrail of truth. Perhaps you find yourself at the bottom of the cliff today. Perhaps you feel like the prodigal son at the pigsty. Have you sinned too greatly? No! God has grace for you… amazing grace that, like an ambulance, can bring healing to a broken heart and life. He can forgive you for any sin if you will repent and return to Him. He can restore you to fellowship and give you beauty for your ashes. He can take all your mess and turn it into a message that can be a blessing and benefit to others. He is full of grace. Aren't you glad?


It’s sad but true: our world today has disregarded God’s guardrails. We take the clear commands of Scripture and add our question marks and caveats. We make exceptions become the rule. As a result, multitudes of people plunge down the cliff at an increasingly rapid rate. It is heartbreaking to witness.

Furthermore, those who erect and promote the guardrails of Scripture are often labeled as “haters.” How dare you put up a guardrail! How dare you fence in “my driving!”

Listen, it is loving to drive the ambulance… AND it is loving to erect the guardrails. We desperately need both! We need grace and truth!

Let me encourage you to view the commands of God as guardrails given for your protection. Obey God and you will save yourself a ton of grief and pain. I’m glad for the ambulance… but I would rather not have to call for one. I'd rather stay safely within the guardrails. How about you?


Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries

Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you. From His Heart provides real truth, love and hope on over 700 radio stations each day, in 182 countries each week on TV, and is always available online. Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All donations go to furthering the broadcast outreach. As a listener/viewer supported ministry, we thank you for joining with us to help speak the truth in love to a lost and hurting world. Go to for more information.


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From His Heart Ministries is the TV, Radio and Internet broadcast outreach of Dr. Jeff Schreve who believes that no matter how badly you have messed up in life, God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. We’re on mission to help a new generation discover their creator through the preaching of the compassionate, relevant, yet uncompromised truth of the Gospel. Pastor Jeff speaks the truth in love with clear biblical content combined with engaging, personal stories. His messages are filled with life-giving principles for everyday living and eternal assurance.

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Jeff's life has been radically changed by Jesus Christ.
Growing up in a church-going home, Jeff learned a lot about God, but he did not know God. He believed in Jesus in the same way he believed in George Washington: he knew Jesus was real, but had not personally met Him. All this changed one night after a Young Life meeting when he was alone in his bedroom. There Jeff saw his need for Christ and His forgiveness and surrendered his life to Jesus.

As a student at the University of Texas, Jeff grew in his Christian life. He graduated with a degree in business and moved back home to Houston, Texas to start a career in business. There he met his future wife, Debbie, at a single's group meeting at Champion Forest Baptist Church. They were married in 1986 and have been blessed with a wonderful relationship and three awesome daughters and two beautiful grandchildren.

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After spending 13 years as a chemical salesman, God called Dr. Schreve to preach. He left his secure position and moved his family to North Carolina to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was a scary and difficult move to make ... but it was one of the best decisions they have ever made. One year later, God called them to serve on staff at Champion Forest Baptist Church. In 2000, he completed his Master of Divinity degree graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2014 from Southeastern Seminary.

Jeff Schreve has been the senior Pastor of First Baptist Texarkana in 2003, a growing and exciting church with 4500+ members.

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