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Preview of Grace Life Conference

  1. 1. “ THE WONDERFUL GRACE OF JESUS” JESUS… Savior! Lord! Life!
  2. 2. Session 1: Introduction To “The Wonderful Grace Of Jesus ” I. What is God’s Greatest purpose for His children? A. Possible Answers 1. Serve the Lord: Acts 17:24-25 2. Obey the Lord 3. Love the Lord 4. Glorify the Lord What does this mean? Possibilities: 1. To give God credit 2. Continuous worship, praise 3. Witnessing 4. Living for Jesus 5. Giving thanks for good 6. Doing all the right Biblical things B. God’s Answer: Hebrews 1:1-3a *It is Jesus Christ expressing His life in and through us that gives God His greatest glory.
  3. 3. The Two Trees II. The Biblical Origin The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil The Tree of Life Self-Sufficiency (Flesh) Christ-Sufficiency (Spirit) Independence Dependence Bondage Freedom Law Grace Death (spiritual) Life (His Life) Which tree are you eating from? DO to BE BE to DO
  4. 4. Flesh is like an Octopus idolatry lying pride profanity stealing anger bitterness lust FLESH ONE PROBLEM - MANY SYMPTOMS
  5. 5. III. Varieties of Flesh Rich Young Ruler - Well Adjusted Flesh Disciples - Poorly Adjusted Flesh Pharisees - Religious Flesh Timothy - Passive/Nervous Flesh Samson - Lustful Flesh King Saul - Violent Flesh Jezebel - Manipulative Flesh Martha - Co-Dependent Flesh
  6. 6. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 A Biblical Picture of Man Man - A Three Part Whole Body (A Dwelling) Speech 5 Senses Action Soul (Personality) Mind (Thinker) Will (Chooser) Emotions (Feeler) Spirit (Determines Our Identity) Man is essentially a spirit , who has a soul and lives in a body .
  7. 7. Pre-Salvation Person Body Soul Spirit GOD Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He does not hear. NASB
  8. 8. Pre-Salvation Person Body Soul Spirit GOD SINS Isaiah 59:2
  9. 9. Pre-Salvation Person Body Soul Spirit Isaiah 59:2 SINS GOD Ephesians 2:1-3 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging in the desires of our flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. NASB
  10. 10. Pre-Salvation Person Body Soul Spirit Isaiah 59:2 SINS Ephesians 2: 1-3 Spirit (Dead) F* <ul><li>Sometimes called </li></ul><ul><li>“ Self-Life” </li></ul>GOD Man’s basic problem at birth is that he is separated from God, and therefore, without life .
  11. 11. F* Body Soul Spirit F* Romans 5:10 GOD <ul><li>Sometimes called </li></ul><ul><li>“ Self-Life” </li></ul>Spirit Ephesians 1:7 LIFE Saved Person God gave His life for us, in order to give His life to us, in order that He might live His life through us!
  12. 12. Negatively Programmed Flesh (Many Rejective and Traumatic Experiences) Body Soul Spirit F C Family Circumstances Others MIND Distorted view of God, Self and Others EMOTIONS Anxious Worthless Incompetent Insignificant Unacceptable “A Failure” Hopeless Helpless Unloved Used WILL Chooses to depend on the Flesh
  13. 13. Negatively Programmed Flesh (Many Rejective and Traumatic Experiences) Body Soul Spirit F C Family Others MIND Distorted view of God, Self and Others EMOTIONS Anxious Worthless Incompetent Insignificant Unacceptable “A Failure” Hopeless Helpless Unloved Used WILL Chooses to depend on the Flesh SELF-PITY, ESCAPISM, WITHDRAWAL PERFORMING FOR ACCEPTANCE CONTROL, ANGER, ETC. Circumstances
  14. 14. Negatively Programmed Flesh (Many Rejective and Traumatic Experiences) Body Soul Spirit F C Family Others MIND Distorted view of God, Self and Others EMOTIONS Anxious Worthless Incompetent Insignificant Unacceptable “A Failure” Hopeless Helpless Unloved Used WILL Chooses to depend on the Flesh CONFLICT AND FRUSTRATION Circumstances
  15. 15. Negatively Programmed Flesh (Many Rejective and Traumatic Experiences) Body Soul Spirit F C Family Others MIND Distorted view of God, Self and Others EMOTIONS Anxious Worthless Incompetent Insignificant Unacceptable “A Failure” Hopeless Helpless Unloved Used WILL Chooses to depend on the Flesh When the person depends upon his own strength to cope with present pressures and past rejections, the result is ultimately conflict and frustration . Circumstances
  16. 16. Positively Programmed Flesh (Positive Experiences, Few Rejections) Body Soul Spirit F C Family Others MIND Distorted view of God, Self and Others EMOTIONS Strong Confident Competent Significant Successful Secure Worthy Loved WILL Chooses to depend on the Flesh Circumstances
  17. 17. Positively Programmed Flesh (Positive Experiences, Few Rejections) Body Soul Spirit F C Family Others MIND Distorted view of God, Self and Others EMOTIONS Strong Confident Competent Significant Successful Secure Worthy Loved WILL Chooses to depend on the Flesh PRIDE SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUDGMENTALISM CONTROL, ETC. Circumstances
  18. 18. Positively Programmed Flesh (Positive Experiences, Few Rejections) Body Soul C Spirit F Family Others MIND Distorted view of God, Self and Others WILL Chooses to depend on the Flesh CONFLICT AND FRUSTRATION EMOTIONS Strong Confident Competent Significant Successful Secure Worthy Loved Circumstances
  19. 19. Positively Programmed Flesh (Positive Experiences, Few Rejections) Body Soul C Spirit F Family Others MIND Distorted view of God, Self and Others WILL Chooses to depend on the Flesh EMOTIONS Strong Confident Competent Significant Successful Secure Worthy Loved God Loves both His negatively and positively programmed children enough to do whatever it takes to reveal the bankruptcy of the flesh, so that we will be ready to exchange the self life for the Christ life . Circumstances
  20. 20. The Grace Life Body Soul Spirit F “ All Things” (Romans 8:28) C Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. NASB
  21. 21. The Grace Life Body Soul Spirit F “ All Things” (Romans 8:28) C MIND Being Renewed to Truth (Rom. 12:2) EMOTIONS Gradual Healing Psalm 23:3) WILL Chooses to depend on Christ (Romans 13:14) Needs Met In Christ Christ’s Mind, Strength, Love, Joy, Peace, Etc. Relinquished “Rights” Freedom From Sin’s Control
  22. 22. Body Soul Spirit C MIND Being Renewed to Truth (Romans 12:2) EMOTIONS Gradual Healing (Psalm 23:3) WILL Chooses to depend on Christ (Romans 13:14) VICTORIOUS LIVING! (Romans 15:18, Ephesians 3:20) Needs Met In Christ Christ’s Mind, Strength, Love, Joy, Peace, Etc. Relinquished “Rights” Freedom From Sin’s Control F The Grace Life “ All Things” (Romans 8:28)
  23. 23. Body Soul Spirit C MIND Being Renewed to Truth (Rom. 12:2) EMOTIONS Gradual Healing (Psalm 23:3) WILL Chooses to depend on Christ (Romans 13:14) Needs Met In Christ Christ’s Mind, Strength, Love, Joy, Peace, Etc. Relinquished “Rights” Freedom From Sin’s Control F Christ living His life through us is victorious living! “ All Things” (Romans 8:28) The Grace Life
  24. 24. Two Aspects of Salvation Saved From My SIN PROBLEM 1. I have sinned. SOLUTION 2. Christ died for me. By Grace I am forgiven! Thru Faith I say, “ Thank You Lord, I accept your forgiveness.” Saved From My SELF PROBLEM 1. I am a sinner (Selfer). SOLUTION 2. I died with Christ. RESPONSE 3. Believe that Christ is my life. By Grace I am given new life! Thru Faith I say, “ Thank You Lord, I accept that Christ is my life.” RESPONSE 3. Receive Christ and His forgiveness.

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