The Complementariness of the Two Covenants

We must admit our limitations in understanding and appropriating the New Covenant, apart from the grace of God. What Grace is to the New Covenant is what Law is to the Old Covenant. The principles and purposes of God did not change because of the change in covenant. The Law God gave Israel is still […]

Understanding the Law as God’s Ways (not just God’s rules)

There is the Law as a dispensation based on the 613 commandments (not just 10)  and there is the Law as God’s ways, which we see throughout the Scriptures. It is this second one that we are focusing on in this message.

The Two Trees

The two trees of Genesis 2 and 3 give us a way of understanding God’s original intentions for man and grasping the limitations of the human nature, the result of man’s experimentation with the tree of knowledge of good and evil. From the instruction that God gave to Adam, we see that whatever we gain […]

Union with Christ 2

Philemon 1:6 KJV (Empahsis mine) “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the ACKNOWLEDGING of EVERY GOOD THING which is IN you IN Christ Jesus.” Once you come to the LORD Jesus to be saved, you are, henceforth, legally one with Him, the acknowledging of which brings you into your rest in […]

False teachings (and teachers) of works

We cannot enter into the new life by our own works; we must forsake our righteousness to receive His righteousness. And this is not just beginner’s class stuff, it is the very essence of the Christian life. We must never again descend to human philosophy and works; we must allow Christ to live His life freely and fully in us, gratefully living in the New covenant.