Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Law & Grace P45 (01-23-23)
Jesus Is The Vine We Are The Branches ~ Only Jesus Can Produce The Fruit
~ Jesus said: “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”John 15:5
~ “The question is, is very well put, because every command that Jesus ever commanded us is an impossibility for us to carry out in the energy of our flesh. It is a total impossibility. When it says to be holy, as your Father in heaven is holy, how are you going to carry that out? It talks about the fact of being perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect? How in the world are we going to carry that out? It talks about all of the things that Jesus taught, they are absolute standards of what what holiness is, and what perfection is, and what goodness is and everything connected with God. But it has nothing to do with us, in our fallen state. And so even though the command is there, you can you can … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Law & Grace P44 (01-18-23)
The Law Cannot Give You Life ~ Only Jesus Can Give Life!
~ “Now, here’s the good news. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Because through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit of Life, set me free from the law of sin and death. Under the law, the wages of sin is death. And the gift of God is life. There was no human solution to that, folks, there was only a godly solution, and that is through the only one who could give you and me life and that’s Christ Jesus. Why? verse three For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature. What was the law powerless to do? We talked about that a couple of weeks ago, it was powerless to bring life. If life could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing. It was powerless to bring righteousness to a person. It was powerless to bring justification, if we could be justified through the law again, that Christ died for nothing. It could not do anything … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Law & Grace P43 (01-17-23)
Those In Christ Jesus Have Been Set Free From the Law of Sin and Death!
~ “I don’t think there’s a more important thing for us to get a grasp on Bob than what we’re talking about right now. Because it’s the thing that causes the conflict and people sitting bound, doubting their salvation and everything else. And especially with teaching that sometimes takes place that if you’re truly born again, why you’ll never sin again, and you’ll never have a experience a desire to sin again, and all that type of thing, which is just utter nonsense. And so what you’re what you are dealing with folks, is the fact that we are left with these bodies of ours, with something called indwelling sin living in these bodies of ours, it’s no longer I, And who am I? Well, I’m a child of the living God. That’s who you are. If you are in Christ Jesus, you’re a child of the living God. But there’s new identity this new you this being born again of the Spirit whereby God’s Spirit has now come to take up residence … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Law & Grace P42 (01-16-23)
You Can’t Live By Law and By the Spirit At The Same Time
~ “You don’t live by principles, you don’t live by law. You don’t live by promises. You live by a life and that life is Christ Jesus the life I live, Paul said, I live by my promises. No, I live by faith in the Son of God, the One who loved me and gave himself for me. I am crucified. Nevertheless, I live by principles is that what it says? No does not. I am crucified nevertheless I live yet not it’s I but it is Christ that lives in me. I don’t live by the law. I don’t live by principles. I don’t live by my promises. I don’t live by my commitments. I don’t live by my accountability groups. I live by Christ Jesus because He lives I live. Now, that is truth out of the Word of God. Now, if we want to live some other way, that’s okay, we’ve got the right to do that. And we’ve got the will to do it. And we certainly God gave us gave … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Law & Grace P41 (01-11-23)
The Holy Spirit of God Revels to You What the Word of God Means
~ “So in our subject, Bob, that we’ve been studying through, and we’re coming to the end of this book on law and grace, and so as you recommended to our people, even though we only have a few more weeks of teaching on the radio, you’ve got the rest of your life to learn what’s in this Bible study book that will change your life if you go in it and study it. So we’re going to be studying today your freedom from sin. And then as we venture into the last chapter, it’s living by a higher life, which is the ultimate goal of everything we’ve talked about in the first 12 chapters. So we’ve taken a look at the law, we took a look at the purpose of the law was to show you your sinfulness to lead you to Christ. We’ve talked about about what the law was powerless to do. It can’t give you life. It can’t make you righteous, it cannot justify you, can’t do those things. It … Listen to Broadcast & Read More