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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 June 25, 2017

GUIDANCE FOR DISCIPLING OTHERS

He must increase but I must decreaseJohn 3:30

To be born into the Kingdom of God is the most important event in the lives of all Christians. At this time Jesus enters their lives. We must remember, though, that at birth the baby is an infant.

Spiritual infants must be nurtured. This nurture may come largely from personal Bible study. But it also may come from the pulpit, from Bible study groups such as a Sunday school class, or from the personal attention given by a mature believer. The nurture may come from all of the above.

When pastors, Bible study leaders, and caring individuals are involved in the nurturing process of others, they must be aware that they must decrease and Jesus must increase. John the Baptist’s ministry is a good example of this thought.

If Jesus is to increase in the life of a person being discipled, the discipler must center his work in truths about Jesus. If we are satisfied just to teach the new-born believer some of our favorite Bible themes that do not keep the attention on Jesus, we will fail.

Consider the following words of Jesus:

… when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, … He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.  John 16:13-15

It is essential that the one who disciples must be filled with the Holy Spirit in order to do his best work of nurturing the new-born babes. With this in mind, we must continually seek to live out our oneness with Christ.

The “letting go” feature of discipleship is no different than that of a child and his parents. When the child grows up, the nurturing period is over.

Just as there is a sense of fulfillment to parents who know they have succeeded during the nurturing period, there is also a great sense of fulfillment to the one who gives spiritual nourishment to others. The new disciples are bringing honor to the Lord Jesus.


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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