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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 August 19, 2018

TESTED AND REFINED

 

For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.  Psalm 66:10

 

Both testing and refining are part of the same process. In Old Testament days silver was tested and refined with heat. The silver was left over the fire until the impurities were observable and then removed.

 

God put the Psalmist through the fires so that he could be purified. The fires are described in Psalm 66:11-12a with the words:

 

You brought us into the net; You laid affliction on our backs. You have caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water.

 

Isaiah speaks of the children of God passing “through the rivers” and walking “through the fire” (Isaiah 43:2).

 

God may have in mind several things when He takes us through the fires. At times God may have in mind the repentance of sin. However, when God permits us to suffer, He always has in mind the increase of our faith.

 

The Psalmist ends verse 12 with, “But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.” The NIV says, “You brought us to a place of abundance.” Both “fulfillment” and “abundance” indicate a life of purity and faith.

 

When we live out our lives through faith in God, we live by grace. This is how the fires result in the believer’s rich fulfillment and abundance.


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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