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Living by Grace

The starting point in this ministry is the life-changing book, Our Oneness With Christ.  This is a study in living by grace through faith. Not simply another book on the theme of "union with Christ" - it probes into new, fresh areas of thought and understanding of this grand theme. The basic sin problem is presented as one of a "know-it-all attitude." Coming to an understanding of our basic sin problem is one of the vital keys to a victorious Christian life!

"Living By Grace" draws upon the five imperatives (or 5 commands) listed in Romans 6:11-13.

Believe      Romans 6:11  -  Reckon (believe) yourselves to be dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Choose      Romans 6:12  -  Do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey it in its lust.

Choose      Romans 6:13a  -  Do not present your members (body) as instruments of  unrighteousness to sin.

Choose & Believe      Romans 6:13b  -  Present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead.

Choose      Romans 6:13c  -  (Present) your members (body) as instruments of righteousness to God.


Devotional - Week of November 11, 2018

FREEDOM FROM SELFISHNESS

For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

One selfish member of a family can spoil the closeness of the entire family. The other members of the family say, “All that he ever thinks about is himself.”

This same cause of damage is broadened when members of a church say the same thing about one or more of its members. It is common knowledge that much harm has come into the Kingdom of God through divisions in churches created by a selfish spirit.

A person can create grief for himself by having a selfish spirit. In Romans 7:7-13 Paul speaks of his covetousness—a common result of selfishness. He says that he died because of covetousness. He uses “died” to express the depth of grief his selfishness brought to him.

Probably many believers grieve over their acts of selfishness and passionately desire to be filled with love rather than selfishness. We can have that change of spirit.

Galatians 5:19-20 says that selfishness is a work of the flesh. This means that it comes into our lives as a result of our “know-it-all” attitude that we all inherited from Adam.

Second Corinthians 5:14-15 teaches that a believer’s problem with selfishness was successfully dealt with when we were spiritually crucified with Christ at Calvary.

This means that all believers can have freedom from a selfish spirit by experiencing their oneness with Christ.


An abridged version of Our Oneness With Christ is now available. Only 54 pages, yet it still clearly presents the full, life-changing message of living by grace.

 

Available in PDF format and Kindle Format! - link to Amazon.com

Available in Spanish

 

Our Oneness in Christ is now available in these translations:

UMOJAWETU  NA  KRISTO - Swahili

وحدتنا في المسيح - Arabic


Living the New Covenant

God spoke through Moses to tell the Israelites He would enter into a covenant with them. This was the First Covenant. At the first Lord's Supper, Jesus said  the cup was His Blood of the New Covenant. In Living the New Covenant, David Kuykendall examines the writings of Paul and the author of Hebrews to understand what these two covenants represent and how they affect the lives of Christians.

Available in PDF format and Kindle Format! - link to Amazon.com


Audio Files

Living By Grace - David teaches how to live by Grace.

Daily Experiencing the Abundant Life (in five parts)  - Part 1        Part 2        Part 3        Part 4        Part 5

Choices - God made choices and so do we. Listen to how choices affect us all and how we can make the right choices.

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