Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P80 (09-13-22)
Be Controlled by the Love of God ~ Jesus is Love
~ “And when I talk about love, love is the only thing in the world, it’s ever going to change a heart for the good. We see that we’ve we’ve messed around with that, even in psychological studies to realize the effects of, of love on a person. And God knows that he’s the one who made us and He knows what it is, and what it does for you to know that you’re loved. And so folks, when Christ is talking about, and Paul is talking about the fact of coming to know the love of God, it’s because that is the emphasis of the Christian life, not what you’re doing. But not that we loved him, but he loved us first coming to grips with that. And then letting everything be a byproduct of that. In other words, you’re controlled by the love of God. That’s what it means to be filled to the measure with the fullness of God, it means to be controlled, by the love of God. It’s not mystical, it’s … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P79 (09-12-22)
The Only Thing That Counts is Faith Expressing Itself Through Love
~ “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” Galatians 5:1-6
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P78 (09-07-22)
Walk by Abiding in Christ Jesus Not by The Flesh
~ “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
Any lost person can abide in ethics, but only a child of God can abide in Christ Jesus. Many a Christian, come to life in Christ Jesus but then go out there and try to live in the energy of the flesh. They try to follow principles. They try to follow ethics.
“And so we’re gonna say, am I going to be arrogant? Am I going to act on becomingly? Am I seeking your interests over and above my own? That’s what Christ did. And here we’re saying, Well, I follow christian ethics, folks, that isn’t the issue, are you abiding in Christ? that’s the issue. And if you are, then you’re going to be abiding in His love, in his acceptance, in his kindness, in His mercy in His grace, that’s what it means to walk abiding in Christ. Any lost person can … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P77 (09-06-22)
God is Love Made Manifest in Jesus Christ our Lord
~ “And God who is love, you can’t separate those two, God is love. And so when you and I are indwelt, by Christ Jesus, we are indwelt by his love. Now, that’s true, whether you experience it or whether you don’t experience it. It’s true whether you fully understand it or don’t understand it, it still is true. That nothing can separate you from the love of God, whether you become convinced of that or not, is not the issue. The issue of truth, that is that is truth, whether you experience it or whether you don’t.”
Just as a person’s physical growth is based on proper diet and exercise, so is the Christians’s spiritual growth dependent on regular feeding upon the word of God and application of its principles. With more false teaching, shifting opinions and general confusion in the world … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P76 (09-05-22)
When a Person Receives Jesus, Places Faith in Him, He Places us Into the Body of Christ
~ Jesus is the only place we can find unconditional acceptance by God. We spend our lives looking for love in all the wrong places. The kind of love that only God can provide is found in Jesus. Yet people will search for it in their friends, in their work, at bars, in their spouses. And yet, none of those things can provide the kind of LOVE that is provided by Jesus. Reminder, it’s not that we loved Him but that He first Loved us. Once we realize the love God has given us, then the only thing we can do is say, THANK YOU to HIM!