From the beginning of creation it has been God’s will that his children live in freedom. The human heart cries out for freedom and often searches for it in the worst places, because the church at large has not always been a model for freedom.
BUT... Jesus is bringing freedom back to his church, to make the church beautiful again, to make the church attractive again, to make the church a place people actually want to go, not run away from. After all the bible does say, "Where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty."
Wherever Jesus is, in that place you will find freedom, wherever Jesus is not, in that place you will find an absence of freedom. This book is about my pursuit of freedom. Initially I chased after Hollywood’s lying dreams of freedom in parties and sex, drugs and rock and roll, which left me in the slavery of addiction. Then I found freedom briefly in the arms of my savior before being ushered into the slavery of manmade religion. Then finally, Jesus rescued me from the clutches of manmade religion with his amazing grace.
Join me in this journey as we pursue and protect this freedom that Father God wants us to have.
A beautiful reformation is sweeping the land. A loud call from heaven is ringing out. God is calling us to return to Jesus. God is calling us to return to his grace. Many of us have lost our way in the long confusing halls of legalism.
We forgot our first love under its oppressive yoke, but God is lifting our eyes to once again behold the beauty of his son. There is an excitement that is bubbling in the body of Christ! There is a freshness! There is a life giving message that seems too good to be true but is the very heartbeat of all that Jesus came to do.
Unfortunately, not everyone is happy about this. As I travel and minister, I've become increasingly more aware of a sharp divide in the body of Christ. Many people are embracing this liberating message with great joy, but many leaders are struggling with it. In fact many of them are even attacking it. What is going on? Why wouldn't everyone be excited about such good news? This book is intended to shed some light on these issues and give some practical wisdom on how to handle the conflicts that arise.
This book is not intended to attack these leaders, in fact, I hope it births compassion in your heart toward them. We do not war against flesh and blood. God has powerful plan of redemption for these leaders and every Saul is one donkey slip away from becoming a Paul.
There seems to be a genuine lasting change in one person’s life but then in the other person’s life no lasting change. Sometimes you will see change for just a short time and then they’ll go back to the old life they came out of. This may have happened to you. I know it happened to me. Why is it we see some people come to Jesus and get delivered from destructive lifestyles and other people seem doomed to remain in bondage?
Why is it we see some people set free from depression, sexual addiction, cutting, self-hatred, eating disorders, drug addictions, alcoholism, anger, lying, cheating, stealing (the list goes on and on) and some do not? WHY do we see more change in some people’s lives than others? It is a question that has challenged me my entire born again life. If God is the creator of the born-again experience, then why does it appear that some of his handiwork is beautiful and fruitful and others appear to be a flat failure?
Something is wrong; there is a breakdown somewhere. We know there is nothing wrong with God, and if there is nothing wrong with God there can be nothing wrong with his finest work the beautiful work of redemption through Jesus. God is the artist behind the born-again experience, but it appears some of his work is unfruitful. We know that thinking is wrong, so what exactly is the answer? The answer is simple. The answer is easy. The answer is Jesus and his amazing grace. I invite you to come and see how all the things you have been striving so hard to gain and accomplish are easily received in an abundance of grace. Amazing grace keeps us connected and fruitful, not in our strength, but his.
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1. The mystery
2. Christ in us
3. The mystery
4. Christ in us
5. How do we get the mature perfect love that drives out fear
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1. The mystery
2. Christ in us
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1. Nothing in the kingdom is for sale
2. Grace based finances
3. The apostle Paul's perspective on giving
4. The contrast between giving under law and giving under grace
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1. Let him love you
2. Perfect in love
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