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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 February 11, 2018

PROTECTION AGAINST A DEADLY SIN

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness … Galatians 5:19

All believers need to be aware of the danger of walking in the flesh. The works of the flesh listed in Galatians 5:19-21a is one of those warnings. The first four works of the flesh mentioned concern sexual sins.

One of the saddest experiences for any believer is hearing about a person who loves God and is an effective servant of God falling into sexual sins.

There are sins one can commit and still be respected as a servant of the Lord. We might call these the respectable sins. They are things like anger, resentment and jealousy. Sexual sins are not respectable sins.

A person guilty of sexual sin will no longer have influence as a Christian leader. In addition to that loss, he will possibly live with a deep sense of guilt for the rest of his life. Some have noticed that often a Christian leader who continues in sexual sin dies an early death. Perhaps this is a judgment of God or perhaps it is for grief about what he has done.

In addition to the damage one does to himself, he does much harm to the cause of Christ. He gives hardened sinners another opportunity to say, “If that is Christianity, I want no part of it.” One cannot even describe the hurt he brings to his family.

It is reported that there has been an increase of involvement in pornography—even among church people. This could be a major cause of an increase of Christian leaders committing sexual sins.

Whatever the cause of temptation to commit sexual sin may be, one needs protection from that cause. There may be times when a firm resolve not to engage in sexual sin will protect the tempted believer. However, God has provided a greater protection. Romans 8:5 says, “… those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit (Romans 8:5).

We walk according to the Spirit and not in the flesh when we experience the crucifixion of our flesh by living out our 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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