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 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 The New Covenant P8 (06-09-21)
What are those better promises under a New Covenant? First of all, it does not depend on us to keep it. Under an Old Covenant, if you failed but once, you are guilty of breaking all of the law, and are under a curse. For scripture tells us that cursed is everyone who does not continue to do all that is written in the book of the law. Under a New Covenant, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Second, God has given you everything you need for life and godliness. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He lives in you to instruct you and guide you into all truth. He loves and accepts you unconditionally. Then on that special day, when you shall leave this earth, you will see Him face to face. You will be changed in a twinkling of an eye, for you shall see Him as He really is.
Jesus is the guarantee of a promised eternal inheritance stored up in heaven for you, where moth and rust do not destroy. How can He guarantee this, this … Listen to Broadcast & Read More