it's the Simple Gospel, Simply Grace study every Friday on Basic Gospel.
Why? Because all our efforts and ideas are based on the same fear-based, guilt-driven plot line: Try harder. As you've undoubtedly noticed, it just doesn't work.
Simple Gospel, Simply Grace showcases an alternative, which is actually God's original plan: Everything you're trying to achieve in the Christian life has already been given to you—from God, by grace, in Christ.
Do you struggle to receive what God has freely given? How can you begin to experience true freedom, assurance of your forgiveness, and victory over sin? How can the power that raised Jesus from the dead enable you to live and love the way He did?
Join Bob Christopher, Bob Davis, and Richard Peifer as they dig deep into the foundational truths of the simple gospel—which is simply grace.
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Think of the law as a servant serving a house with a greater purpose. The purpose is to set us free from the law of sin and death so that we could be filled by the Spirit and led by the Spirit as children of God. We have been released from the law so that we can serve in the new way of the Spirit. The new way of life is a life of faith, led by and empowered by the Spirit of God. All the weight of life is on Jesus; we simply rest in Him, trust in Him, and allow him to live his life through us. The first step of living a Sunday life in a Friday world is to let go of human effort. Living by the Spirit is trusting God to complete the work he began in you. (Chapter 14, page 101)
How do we live a Sunday life in a Friday world? The world is not for us, it is against us. Our choice is to either live by the law (the way of the world) or by grace through faith in Jesus. The law simply diagnoses our spiritual problem, but it cannot provide the cure. That's Jesus's job. Law as a rule of life rests squarely on the shoulders of human effort. Now our life is to be lived by faith in Jesus. He will produce his life in and through us. The Sunday life is a life led by and empowered by the Spirit of God. (Chapter 13, page 97)
How do we live a Sunday life in a Friday world? The world is not for us, it is against us. Our choice is to either live by the law (the way of the world) or by grace through faith in Jesus. The law simply diagnoses our spiritual problem, but it cannot provide the cure. That's Jesus's job. Law as a rule of life rests squarely on the shoulders of human effort. Now our life is to be lived by faith in Jesus. He will produce his life in and through us. The Sunday life is a life led by and empowered by the Spirit of God. (Chapter 13, page 96)
Law as a rule of life rests squarely on the shoulders of human effort. The law does have a purpose - to show you your need for Christ. But that purpose does not supersede God's greater purpose for you. The first step in living by faith is to let go of human effort. The "Sunday" life is a life of faith. It is a life that is led by and empowered by the Spirit of God. (Chapter 13, page 96)
In Romans 10:3-4, Paul draws the line between the way of the world and the way of Christ. It is the difference between law and grace. Resurrection life is lived by grace through faith. The law can't save us. That is Jesus' job. The law points us to him. The purpose of the law has a purpose and that is to show you your need for Christ. The law diagnoses our spiritual problem, but it cannot provide the cure. The cure is Jesus Christ living in and through us, by faith. (Chapter 13, page 95)
The wonderful S. M. Lockridge delivered the powerful and moving sermon titled, "It's Friday, but Sunday's Coming." It's a sermon that fills that darkest day with light and hope. Sunday is here. Jesus walked out of that tomb and he lives today. Have you come to know this story? Have you found what you are looking for in the person of Jesus Christ? If so, the resurrection story has become your story. Sunday is here for you. But not for the world. It's still Friday for this world of darkness. This raises an important question: How do you live a Sunday life in a Friday world? Let's find out... (Chapter 13, page 93)
One of the lessons of life is that we can't go back. The only option is to move forward. The same is true for the Christian life. We can't go from belief to unbelief. Why would we want to? You died to sin, to unbelief. The old you is gone. You are new in Jesus, equipped to live a life of faith, hope, and love. So what does the scripture say to you? Press on! It takes courage, but experiencing the life of Jesus is worth everything. This is what he saved you for.
Welcome to a special edition of our Friday teaching series. As a new year approaches, we know that many people are looking for something different, a new way of living. The answer to their search rests fully in Jesus Christ. His death ushered in the New Covenant and this is where we will find peace and joy. When we come alive to this new way of life, we will experience the change we desire. We've been given a new life, a new heart, a new identity and a new way of living altogether. Join us in 2017 as we talk about what it means to live differently. From all of us at Basic Gospel. Happy New Year!
Hope anchors us to Jesus, and to all that we are and have in Him. From this hope spring forth faith and love. These three - faith, hope and love - are the way of the Kingdom of God. These are the new laws God placed in your mind and wrote on your heart. Once we are saved, we can't go back. The only option is to move forward. We can't reverse all that Christ accomplished. We can't go from life back to death. We can't go from belief to unbelief. That's good news! (Chapter 12, page 90)
"He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins..." (Colossians 1:13-14). Our story is a tale of two kingdoms. It involves a daring rescue mission that snatches us away from one kingdom and places us fully and forever into a new kingdom. God's rescue plan was drawn up by love and grace and was carried out through death, burial and resurrection. Through faith in Jesus Christ, you have gone from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. You are in the kingdom of the Son! The kingdom of the darkness has no hold over you anymore. The power of sin and death has been broken. You are free!
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The New Covenant, or God’s legal will, provides everything you need for your journey as a believer in Christ. God desires that you embrace all that is yours and experience to the full the New Covenant Life.
There is nothing that can compare to it. So let’s begin. Let’s take an in-depth look at God’s will and what this wonderful covenant has in store for you.