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 October 23, 2016
WHERE SIN ABOUNDS
Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more … Romans 5:20
The best person to explain the meaning of “where sin abounds” is Paul, the man who first wrote the words. In Romans 7:8a he writes:
But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. . Romans 7:8 (NIV)
Earlier in the same chapter Paul writes that after experiencing “life” as a new believer, he began to attempt to keep the 10th commandment, “you shall not covet”. Read the result:
But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful. Romans 7:14b
As Paul tried not to covet, he was filled with every kind of covetous desire.
So, the first thing we can say about abounding sin is that it is the result of seeking to keep commandments in human strength. The second thing we see about abounding sin is that it leads to grace.
… where sin abounded, grace abounded much more …
Many can testify that this is the story of their lives. With a passion they attempted to keep the commandments. The result was abounding sin. In desperation they turned to God knowing that if they were to be delivered from sin, God had to make it happen.
In that state of despair God guided them to the truths of the new-creation life.
In living out their crucifixion, burial, and resurrection God began a work of delivering them from sin. The result was victorious living.
those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17
Through grace the victorious life is available to all believers.
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.
living / grace / resurrection / crucifixion / abundant life / Christian life / defeated life / living by grace / oneness with Christ / spirit filled life / living in God's power