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 September 25, 2016
WAITING ON GOD
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
The words “waiting on the Lord” indicate a trust in God to do something. The words imply that at the moment God is not doing the thing that we are trusting Him to do.
Also “waiting on the Lord” means that we will not act in a certain situation apart from the leadership of God.
The words do not imply a life of inactivity. While God’s timing in a certain thing may not be in harmony with our timing, He continues to lead us in a very busy life.
Having to wait on the Lord can be painful. Consider those who believe God has called them to some special work but who are still uncertain of the particulars of the call.
Consider those in uncomfortable circumstances who are looking to God for victory while God’s timing has not yet produced the victory.
In spite of the painfulness of the wait, those who do wait on the Lord will move to a divine dimension in life. Consider the following verses of the larger passage.
The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. Isaiah 40:28
Even the youths shall faint and be weary … Isaiah 40:30
But those who wait on the Lord … shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Those who experience their crucifixion, burial, and resurrection are set free from the power of the flesh and its desire to make things happen and to make them happen now.
They are able to wait on the Lord and move into that divine dimension of life.
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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