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.
1 Believe Romans 6:11 - Reckon (believe) yourselves to be dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Choose Romans 6:12 - Do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey it in its lust.
3 Choose Romans 6:13a - Do not present your members (body) as instruments of unrighteousness to sin.
4 Choose & Believe Romans 6:13b - Present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead.
5 Choose Romans 6:13c - (Present) your members (body) as instruments of righteousness to God.
Devotional - Week of April 23, 2017
GOD'S FELLOW WORKERS
For we are God’s fellow workers … 1 Corinthians 3:9
Some of the believers in the church at Corinth were followers of Paul and some of them were followers of Apollos.
In order to counteract this division, in 1 Corinthians 3:5-6 Paul reminds some of them of their conversion to Christ:
Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
In 1 Corinthians 3:7 Paul follows with: “neither he who plants is anything nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.”
Paul follows this statement of self deprecation by stating in verse 9 that he and Apollos are “God’s fellow workers.”
Paul seems to contradict himself. In one breath he and Apollos are nothing. In the next breath they are God’s fellow workers. His point is: God brought the Corinthians to Jesus, but He used the human instruments of Paul and Apollos to complete the work.
It can be said that anytime God uses a mere human being to bring about His will, that person is God’s fellow worker.
Jesus must have had reference to this plan of God when in John 5:17 He said:
… “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.”
Throughout the Book of John, Jesus made it plain that He initiated nothing. He was available to the Father. He and the Father are one. But at the same time He was a fellow worker with the Father.
All of God’s children have the honor of being God’s fellow workers. When we are living out our new-creation life, we will be available to God and He will work through us.
God initiates and we respond. All power for success in any ministry or service, though, must come from Him.
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 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.
Living By Grace - David teaches how to live by Grace.
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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