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Born in Me

At Christmas time we especially remember the incarnation of the Son of God. Although the virgin birth is a unique miracle, there is a similarity between the Son of God developing in Mary (according to His human nature), and the Spirit of Christ residing in the life of the new covenant believer. The apostle Paul described his ministry in this way:

Music Video. Click link below

Music Video. Click link below

“To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.” (Col. 1:27-29)

The song, Be Born in Me voices a prayer that echoes Mary’s. See a video of the music by Francesca Battistelli here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOPHkvbdOpw

Communion and the Exchanged Life

 

1corinthians10_16At the conclusion of our Grace Fellowship Workshops we usually take the opportunity to worship God and affirm our fellowship by partaking of the Lord’s Supper together. For some participants, a grace approach to this ordinance has breathed new vitality into Communion. In an article in Minnesota’s Christian Examiner, Dr. Gloria Wiese observes that  “Communion Reminds Us of the Exchanged Life.”
http://issuu.com/christianexaminer/docs/chr_exam_mn_06.13_hi_rez/4?e=1433291/2582126

Book Featured

Milk_Honey_bkRecently we had a visit from personal friend and author, Bill Troth. John knew Bill from their years of ministry in Ontario; Chuck met Bill years ago when Bill attended a Grace Fellowship Conference.

We appreciated reading his book, Milk and Honey Man: Happened to Them…Written for Us. It teaches the Exchanged life thoroughly by using the imagery and typology of Israel’s redemption from Egypt, and journey through the wilderness, across the Jordan River and into Canaan.

There is a web site dedicated to describing the book’s message; it even has its own song! milkandhoneyman.com. GFI is now featuring this book as a promotion this summer for a special price of $9.95 (including shipping and handling).

Online audio

Six dynamic messages by Dr. Phil Jones have been posted to Grace Fellowship’s online audio channel. This series is on The Power of the Cross.

Cross
In Christ,
I am Redeemed and Forgiven
I am Justified
I am Reconciled and Regenerated
I am Loved and Accepted
I am Predestined
I am Victorious

Visit: Sermon.net/gfiworld

L_Gregory

God’s Plans for You

THE WORD IS: For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 LB

THE POINT IS: So what’s the plan? You were built for greatness. After all, the great and mighty God is the one who created you. The Source of greatness is found in God alone. Great expectations come from a great God; and the Lord God Almighty has great expectations for you. When God is your source, greatness is your destiny. God wants the best for you. God has great things in store for you. God can make you the best that you can be. That is why He sent the Lord Jesus Christ to you. When Christ comes to indwell you, He becomes your very life. And it doesn’t get any better than that!

 THE APPLICATION IS: Do you want to realize your true potential? Then stop just dreaming of greatness, and start living your dream! Give yourself completely to the Lord Jesus Christ and discover the difference that Christ can make in your life. As a new creation in Christ you become the best that you can be. You can’t improve on God! God created you anew in Christ, and as with all of His creation, God declares you very good! Your destiny doesn’t have to be merely a future hope. It can become a present reality! Are you living your destiny? If you allow Christ to live His life through you, you will! But you must stick with The Plan. And then you’ll have a future to look forward to!

Lewis & Lue Gregory

TGIM, Jan 14  http://www.sourceministries.net/L_Gregory

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New Daily Devotional Volume

Think Victory_2_web.jpgOur friends at America’s Keswick Bible Conference (in Whiting, NJ) have just published a second volume of daily devotionals. GFI’s John Woodward is one of the contributors.

We have appreciated the opportunity to network with AK through providing a course for their KIBS evening Institute (2011) and welcoming Colony of Mercy staff at GFI training events.

The book can be ordered online here:
http://www.americaskeswick.org/233853.ihtml?id=233853&productid=26675

Ultimate Purpose Discipleship Course

Our friend, Al Middleton of Dynamic Churches International, has just produced an excellent DVD based Exchanged Life discipleship course. It features a 13 lesson student guide and is ideal for personal study, small groups or a Sunday School class. Here is a promotional video at You Tube.

The Key to the Christian Life

We appreciate opportunities GFI has had to minister at First Baptist Atlanta since 1980. Dr. Charles Stanley has a sermon online that gives a good summary of the essential counseling message: “The Key to the Christian Life.” It begins, “No one can live the Christian life in his own strength. Yet so many people try to do just that. They know God has saved them, but in practice, they believe a life that pleases Him is possible only through their efforts. This is how I felt for many years. Finally, God used They Found the Secret—a little book consisting of 20 spiritual biographies—to reveal something I had never realized: The key to the Christian life is to allow Christ to live His life through you. This truth revolutionized my walk with the Lord.” You can access his sermon outline and watch the video also: http://www.intouch.org/you/sermon-outlines/content?topic=the_key_to_the_christian_life_sermon_outline