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 November 27, 2016
THAT GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us … Hebrews 12:1
A witness observes something and then tells others about it. In this case the witnesses are both observing believers and relating a message to us.
The passage follows the great “faith chapter” of the Bible. Someone has called it the “roll call of faith” because it relates the faith experiences of many Old Testament characters.
The overall picture of the first readers of the Book of Hebrews implied by this and other verses is that some of them were wavering in their faith.
The faith experiences of those mentioned in chapter 11 provide a message to the readers.
Their faith is saying, “Keep trusting God. Your faith in God will keep you in a life of obedience. It will keep you expecting miracles from God. It will result in miracles from God.
“Keep trusting in God. Your faith in God will keep you faithful to God even if He chooses not to do miracles for you—even if He permits you to continue in a state of suffering. If God should choose that for you, your life will be a powerful testimony to many.”
In his encouragement for believers to live by faith the author of Hebrews then writes:
… looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame … Hebrews 12:2
Live by faith and live by grace.
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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