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Do you think that these changes could happen if what we christianigy saying was not the truth of God? Ray Stedman is one of the twentieth century’s foremost pastors and biblical expositors.

Subject to permissions policy, all rights reserved. We pray this resource leads you deeply into the Word of God; into life-transforming intimacy with Christ at the very core of your being — for this is authentic Christianity! For permission to use this content, please review RayStedman. It’s a funny thing that truth that is really basic is very hard to discover because steeman take it for granted.

Can I do this? But the minute you stop doing that, you need law again.

Authentic Christianity

You cannot cling to both; you cannot draw from both. I know their customs. Your own life is our letter chrisfianity recommendation. Now by His indwelling presence we offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, in praise and worship to Christ Jesus Romans But the minute we disbelieve, the Law comes in again in order to show us our unbelief. They auuthentic what was the right thing to do in any given situation and that is the way we are to live too — by the Spirit.

The Law is nothing but an expression of the character of God, and Christianitty never changes his character. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.

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Pots, Pressures and Power 2 Corinthians 4: For example, we will see somebody operating in the flesh and we get upset or irritated with them, so then we are operating in the flesh. That is death and that comes by trusting in something you think you have got in yourself.


You cannot put new patches onto old garments,” Matthew 9: We must distinguish between the temptation to get angry, or to envy or lust or whatever it is.

Therefore it was right. Don’t ask me to do a thing like that. That is why the grace of forgiveness is provided for us, because those falls do not impede our progress if we return to the Lord. We very definitely have decisions to make in these matters, and without these decisions it won’t work. View More on Body Life Spiritual Warfare We know, too, that the devil continually seeks to distract us from this simplicity of who we are in Christ, and from our life and service together as a Body.

His life of unconditional love is our resource for loving others; His forgiving grace and mercy our power to forgive.

For it is in Him we live and move and have our being Acts It was done by God at work in him. The Old produces what Paul calls in Galatians “the works of the flesh.

God tells us to do something and we start immediately saying, “Have I got the training, the background, the skill, the necessary knowledge. You may raj be scared, for fear and trembling is part of the Christian life.

First, there is a kind of unquenchable optimism. View More on Spiritual Warfare Leadership Spiritually gifted leaders train us to stand authentif against the evil one Ephesians 6: Christ’s glory is made known as: You only have to look at yourself to see how much of your life is lived in that Old Covenant.

It is easy to think of the New Covenant in terms of the Lord and the apostles, the New Testament, etc. The Old is, everything comes from me, it all depends on me.

You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on your hearts, to be known and read by all men; and you show that you are a letter from Sted,an delivered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of stevman living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.


When God gave him the choice of obedience, which involved Adam continuing to expect God to supply him with all the knowledge that he needed, Adam chose to disobey and he lost that whole relationship. I stsdman do that. We all know that God is there, but we really don’t expect him to do anything.

Authentic Christianity

They have not learned how to operate on the New Covenant, which they have available to them in the Lord Jesus. Have you ever seen a zealous, eager young Christian or older Christian desperately trying to do something for God and ending up after awhile so discouraged and defeated he just wants to quit?

But the point is, whom do you reckon on when you do decide to do something? So Paul says, in effect, “Take a look at your life. That produces the kind of life Paul has been describing in 2 Corinthians 2: That is the Law!

So we don’t improve our position by being that. You are always going to be led in triumph not in defeat, not in stednan, not in weakness even, but in triumph. But he himself was restored by the activity of God at work in him, even though a limitation was set upon his leadership. I know their attitudes.

So even after he became a Christian, he reckoned on the same things for success. In any moment that you expect him to be at work in you and to supply you with his life in you and you are counting on that, then you do not need any law.

We are all members of Christ, and all are servants together of Jesus, all co-laborers in Him and with Him.