OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST

Ephesians 1:3 1.      Jesus Christ is the object of our faith, the moment we trusted Christ as our Substitute Redeemer, we became IDENTIFIED (recognized) as children of God by faith. And then, in the same moment, there was the mechanical means by which this ID took place.  Colossians 2:12 teaches us that ItContinue reading “OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST”

Suffering For Godliness Sake – # 1

1 Cor. 4:8-17 & 2 Cor. 1:3:11 First, I don’t know how anybody can be the same after studying “godliness.” I know I’m not!  Saints, as you know, the book of Romans is the first of Paul’s 13 epistles. It was God’s design that Romans be the” first thing first” in the believer’ s lifeContinue reading “Suffering For Godliness Sake – # 1”

Our Identity Requires Godliness Be On Display (Titus 2:1-8)

Paul & Titus had been co-laboring together in ministry on the Island of Crete. When Paul left to go to minister elsewhere, he appointed Titus to set the churches in order, to remedy the weakness, & to ordain bishops/pastors. Paul warned Titus about false teachers who would oppose their ministry. Why am I in theContinue reading “Our Identity Requires Godliness Be On Display (Titus 2:1-8)”

Walking Worthy of God’s Plan & Purpose For The Earth

The United Nations building in New York City, has a quote engraved upon it’s wall from Isaiah 2:4, “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” Now we know that war is being waged right now betweenContinue reading “Walking Worthy of God’s Plan & Purpose For The Earth”

Walking Worthy of Our Identity In Christ Means: Complete Seperation.

“Be ye not unequally yoked (joined, in bondage) together with unbelievers: for what fellowship, (understanding, agreement) hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion (fellowship) hath light with darkness?” Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: and I will receive you,” And will beContinue reading “Walking Worthy of Our Identity In Christ Means: Complete Seperation.”

Walking Worthy Of The Doctrine Eph. 4:1

Colossians 1:9-20, is one of my favorite Pauline prayers. For Paul, the power of the gospel of Christ and His doctrine working in believers, begins with prayer.  Paul prayed for the saints, that you & I “walk worthy unto all pleasing, being fruitful, thankful, joyful, patient, increasing in the knowledge of God according to hisContinue reading “Walking Worthy Of The Doctrine Eph. 4:1”

A Proper And Positive Response To Practical Sanctification 2-6-22

1. In Romans 1:15-5:2; Apostle Paul teaches the fullness of what transpired the moment we trusted the LJC as Savior. This trust resulted in the 1st judicial transaction (cornerstone) of justification. God forgave all our sin past, present and future, & declared us righteous unto eternal life. At the same time, God imputed (transferred) theContinue reading “A Proper And Positive Response To Practical Sanctification 2-6-22”

The Doctrine of Positional And Practical Sanctification

Let us “renew our minds” to the fact that, we are no longer in offensive Adam! Justification (righteousness) has replaced our condemnation, sanctification (holiness) has replaced our abomination, & exaltation (our citizenship in the heavenly places) has replaced our alienation. Therefore, according to the word, rightly divided, we are no longer in, scandalous Adam, youContinue reading “The Doctrine of Positional And Practical Sanctification”

OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST # 3

Today we continue to “renew/refresh our minds” (Rom.12:2) of the “doctrine of positional truth, in Christ.” The truth about our position, our identity that we received from God the father, the moment we trusted in Christ as our Substitute Redeemer. Jesus Christ who redeemed us from sin, and delivered us from the power of darkness,Continue reading “OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST # 3”

The Doctrine of Positional Truth, In Christ – Sanctification # 2 Jan. 16,22

Last week we started “renewing our minds” of the “Doctrine of PositionalTruth.” In other words, remembering our moniker (DNA) of righteousness, our new “Identity-in-Christ, “that we received the moment we trusted Christ to be our Substitute Redeemer. As we already know, our Identity-in-Christ consists of: “JUSTIFICATION, SANCTIFICATION, & EXALTATION (GLORIFICATION). (1). We examined the 3Continue reading “The Doctrine of Positional Truth, In Christ – Sanctification # 2 Jan. 16,22”