Daily In Christ

Month: January 2016

Believe Also In Me

[John 14:1-6] Many people say they “believe in God”…. but do you believe IN JESUS? Many Christians say they believe in Jesus and yet they burn themselves out trying to be “more like Jesus”. God is not interested in you “trying to be more like Jesus”…. He’s got a better way, and that way IS Jesus. In this lesson we discover:

  • Even though God made man in His image and according to His likeness (Gen 1:26), Adam and Eve bought the Satanic lie that they could be like God without God. The impact of that great lie effects our thinking today.
  • Jesus is the both perfect deity and perfect humanity. All that God The Father does is only through Jesus. That’s the way He gets things done, even in our own lives.
  • How easy it is — because of fallen thinking — to fall into the trap of “I will make myself like the Most High”.
  • What real repentance is.
  • What true saving faith is.
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Hebrews Pt 50: The Prominence & Preeminence of Christ

[Hebrews 13:8-24]  Jesus Christ is not only prominent in the scripture, He is also preeminent. In the midst of verses that appear to be a “Christian To Do list”, Hebrews 13:8 triumphantly declares, “Jesus Christ, is the same yesterday, today and forever.” This is no accident: it is the Holy Spirit reminding us yet again of the absolute prominence and preeminence of The Lord Jesus Christ. In this final lesson we examine:

  • The center of our faith is Christ, not ourselves (law)
  • The unchangableness (immutability) of God and the stability that brings.
  • The self-existence (aseity) of God. He needs no one and is non-dependent, that’s why we depend on Him for all.
  • What it means to have the heart “established by grace”.
  • The shadows and type of the Old (Law) Covenant versus the realities of the New Covenant. Temporary measures (living under law) yield temporary results. A perfect high priest completing a perfect, finished work yields permanent results.
  • The Conclusion of the Matter: Hebrews 13:20-21

Note: this episode concludes the “Hebrews: The Glory of the New Covenant” series.

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Hebrews Pt 49: The Prominence of Christ – Part 1

[Hebrews 12:25-13:6] In all of the scripture, no one is more prominent than The Lord Jesus Christ. No work is greater than His finished work. If we refuse Him, we refuse The Father. Having Him, we have all. In this lesson we learn:

  • How vitally important it is to not refuse The Father who is speaking through His son.
  • The eternally fatal error of believing that somehow we are righteous and good enough. And the great encouragement and hope that we who have received Christ really have.
  • What the LET’s of Hebrews 13:1-5 are really all about.
  • The fruitful difference that having real faith in Christ makes, not only in our own lives, but also in the lives of those who see our manner of living.
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Hebrews Pt 48: The Bondage of Law vs. The Holy Freedom of Grace

[Gal 4:21-31]  Many Christians struggle and continue to live in bondage, because they mix together two TOTALLY DIFFERENT covenants, the Old Covenant of Law and the New Covenant of grace. In this lesson, we’ll examine yet another striking contrast between the Old Covenant (law) and the New Covenant (grace), as portrayed in Galatians 4 by a bondwoman (Hagar) and a free woman (Sarah):

  • The one, law, produces bondage. The other, grace, sets people free to enjoy God and His blessings of grace, which produces holy freedom and holy living.
  • The true purpose of the law is to provoke a sinner’s sin nature, thus increasing and strengthening sin, driving the sinner in desperation for deliverance to The Savior.
  • Why it is important for Christians to cast out law (which is living by the flesh) and decidedly live by The Spirit, by faith, according to the grace of God.

Note: while this lesson explores the powerful truth that Christians are absolutely not under law but under grace, we will get into much greater depth in our next teaching series, “You Are NOT Under Law, Because You Are Under Grace”.

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