Finished Work of Christ

Hebrews Pt 07: It’s Entering GOD’S Rest! (Chapter 4, Part 1)

This is a very powerful, life-changing lesson. Many Christians are somewhat familiar with the fact that Hebrews talks about “rest” a lot. But few understand the revolutionary truth that the “rest” spoken of is God’s rest. And He is resting because He has completely finished His work. Topics covered:

  • It’s about God’s rest, not yours.
  • Why God would rest
  • What God’s rest meant at the creation (Genesis 2)
  • What God’s rest meant to Israel under Joshua’s leadership

Hebrews Pt 06: The Believer at Rest!

In this podcast we take a different direction than our verse-by-verse study of Hebrews. Many people hold to the belief that the believer “entering God’s rest” is something that happens sometime in the future. Some even believe it happens after we die and leave this life!

But as you’ll find out in this clarifying podcast, the believer ALREADY has entered God’s rest — at the very moment he was born again.

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Why We Would be Ashamed of The Gospel

Many of us are familiar with Romans 1:16

[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. (NKJV)

Why would Paul, inspired of the Spirit, say “I am not ashamed“?

Obviously, the Spirit selected that word “ashamed” for an important reason. It isn’t “I am not afraid of the Gospel” or “I am not intimidated by the Gospel”, but “I am not ashamed“. The problem of shame is brought to light.

Most of us have thought that the problem was being ashamed of the Gospel itself. That we are afraid to speak to others about the Gospel because we don’t want to look like “religious fanatics” or they won’t like us anymore. But the context of the following verses — indeed, chapters — opens up another possibility. …

Part 6, “So Why Do I Do the Sinful Things I Do?” (part 2)

This is part 6 and the conclusion of our series, “Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification”. In this lesson we continue answering the question, “So why do I do the sinful things I do?” as we delve into the following topics:

  • Another of Satan’s key tactics: to attack who you really are in Christ.
  • God is the only “I AM”
  • Our “I am” is out His “I AM”
  • The Christian life is a walk of faith, not to “become” but out of who we already are in Christ.

Part 5, “So Why Do I Do the Sinful Things I Do?”

This is part 5 of our series, “Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification”. In this lesson we delve into the following topics:

  • Do Christians have a “sinful nature”?
  • What the difference is between the “sinful nature” and the “flesh”.
  • How that a sinner sins because they have a sinful nature versus the fact that a saint sins, contrary to their god-given holy nature, because they are deceived.
  • A saint sins because they are trying live under law, rather than living under grace.
  • How Adam and Eve sinned, even though they didn’t have a sinful nature or a sin consciousness.

Part 4, “An Extreme Danger”

This is part 4 of our series, “Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification”. This installment deals head-on with the extreme danger of thinking that you, as one in Christ, are bad or a part of you is bad (i.e., you still have a sinful nature).  This is proven to be false on scriptural grounds.  The topics covered:

  • Why it is so dangerous to think that either you or a part of you is bad.
  • Why the idea that our sanctification is somehow “imperfect in this life” is patently unbiblical.
  • Why the idea that “there abides still some remnants of corruption in every part” is patently unbiblical.
  • Why the idea that a Christian struggles with a “continual and irreconcilable war, the flesh lusting against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh is patently unbiblical.
  • Scripturally debunking The Myth of the Christian “Sinner”

Part 3, “Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification Right Now”

This is part 3 of our series, “Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification”. The topics covered:

  • A challenge and a word of clarification.
  • More about the fact that we have perfect sanctification now because of the perfection of Jesus and His finished work.
  • We now have perfect sanctification, just like we now have perfect justification.
  • The admonitions are spoken to a people already perfectly and forever sanctified in Christ.
  • It is a “walk according to”, not a “walk to become”
  • A prime example: 1 Cor 6:9-20.

Part 2, “Perfect Sanctification Already Accomplished”

This is part 2 of our series, “Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification”. The truth in this lesson is very powerful and life changing.  The topics covered:

  • One of the most important verses in all the Bible on sanctification, 1 Corinthians 1:28
  • Perfect sanctification, like everything else given in “such a great salvation” (Heb 2:3) is entirely based on the finished, perfect work of Christ Jesus.
  • There are many verses in the New Testament that make it abundantly clear that our sanctification is perfect and complete, already done, because of the perfection of the person and work of Jesus Christ.
  • This is who we really are, not who “we will be” or who “we will become”.

Living In the Reality of Perfect Sanctification – Part 1, Introduction

Here is part one of a new teaching series titled, “Living in the Reality of Perfect Sanctification”.   In this lesson we cover:

  • The importance of relying on God’s Word, not human (carnal) wisdom.
  • Much of the teaching on the subject of sanctification today is at odds with what the Bible has to say about the subject.
  • The word “sanctification” is a Bible word, so we must be careful to define it in the context of how the word is used in the Bible.
  • Sanctification, like justification is all God, it is by grace, it is through faith in Christ Jesus, it is already done, it is all yours now, so enjoy it!
  • What the Bible means by “sanctification”
  • God’s “funny glasses” versus the reality of who you really are in Christ.