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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 November 5, 2017

WALKING BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT

… we walk by faith, not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7

These penetrating words stand between two statements concerning the believer’s existence before and after death. They are:

So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. … We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.  2 Corinthians 5:6, 8

Paul places “… we walk by faith and not by sight” here because one aspect of living by faith is belief in an invisible God who reigns in an invisible, spiritual world. Paul knows that at death he will go to this invisible God and invisible world because he entered the life of faith by first trusting Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

The word “walk” is in the progressive tense. This lifts the statement above its context and applies it to every area of life on a daily basis. All believers are either walking by faith or by sight.

When one walks by sight, he lives without the advantage of God’s higher thoughts and ways. In Isaiah 55:8-9 God says:

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Walking by sight leaves us making our own decisions without the benefit of the great wisdom of God. It leaves us attempting only what we in human strength can do.

When we walk by faith, we are guided by God’s higher thoughts and higher ways. We live in light of what God can do and not what we can do. We live in the atmosphere of the miraculous. When we walk by faith, we know there is a spirit world. And because we have placed our faith in Jesus, we are destined to live in heaven.

Some who have been saved by faith have not yet learned how to walk by faith but passionately desire to do so.

We do so by living out our union with Christ. When we experience our crucifixion, burial, and resurrection, we are freed from faith in ourselves and we will live out our lives walking in faith in God.


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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