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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 January 14, 2018

A MORE EXCELLENT WAY

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation … Psalm 51:12

These words are part of a prayer of repentance by King David recorded in Psalm 51. David is repenting of his sins of adultery and murder. David committed adultery with Bathsheba. Then He sought to hide his sin by having Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, killed in battle.

The man who could write the 23rd Psalm knew the experience of the joy of the Lord. However, sin in his life took away that joy.

David did three things in seeking the restoration of his joy in the Lord. With a broken spirit he confessed his sins. He asked God to change him. He made promises to God.

A common experience of believers today is the loss of the joy of their salvation. One man said, “I would give anything in the world to feel again the way I felt when I first received Jesus into my heart.”

When one receives Jesus as his Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to live in him. For a period he experiences a sovereign filling of the Holy Spirit. As a result he continues to be filled with joy because:

… the fruit of the Spirit is …joy … Galatians 5:22

In time, almost every believer loses his fullness of the Spirit and loses his joyfulness. Today’s believers may do the things David did to receive the restoration of joy; however, there is a more excellent way available to them.

The more excellent way is to receive again the filling of the Holy Spirit who continually seeks to fill the hearts of all believers. In John 4:14 Jesus says of the Holy Spirit:

… whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life …

Believers continue to receive the filling of the Holy Spirit and the joy He brings by continuing to experience their crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. 


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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