Exchanged Life and Missions
Dr. John Shepherd spoke about the importance of identification with Christ as it relates to the Great Commission. He was the founder/Director of Calvary Road Ministries that mobilizes pioneer evangelism among the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania: CalvaryRoad.com. He challenged young and old to be involved in spreading the gospel locally and globally. Recorded at First Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge, TN (2005)
Navigating Life in a Broken World
This was the introductory message presented at the Grace 220 seminar at New Life Community Church-Elgin (Illinois). The seminar and workshop May 17, 18, 2019 was provided to equip Soul Care ministries in the region. (Click the PDF button to view a detailed message outline.)
The Value of Christ Centered Soul Care
Faith Radio in Minneapolis, Minnesota broadcasts a weekday program, “Afternoons with Bill Arnold.” On April 5, 2019 Bill invited John Woodward to return to this program for a conversation about Christ-centered discipleship: "...we learn to reject the lies of our past and walk forward in victory." Courtesy of myfaithradio.com
The Exchanged Life
"When Christ went to the cross in our place, He not only died for our sins, but also made possible a glorious exchange; His life for our life. Essentially, the death of Christ for us was to put the life of Christ in us; and this life is available to every believer right now. We need only access His life so that He can be the animating power of our personality. This life is evidenced in the new man, the new union and the new victory we have in Christ." Preached in 2011. John VanGelderen leads RevivalFocus.org
My Lighted Path
Sheriena McEvers gave this personal testimony at her church--The Crossing, in Marysville, KS. She writes a blog entitled. "The Lighted Path" at https://www.sherienamcevers.com and is the author of "Bible Reading Study Guide" (Amazon.com)
Trying or Trusting?
Which is your approach to living the Christian life? This practical exposition of Galatians was preached at Anchor Church in Georgia by pastor Steve Hammack. www.AnchorGrayson.org. Used with permission
He Restores My Soul
In this testimonial interview, Suzanne tells about the challenges she has faced over the years, including an overdependence on psychotropic drugs. After appropriating her identity and freedom in Christ, she has been involved in recovery and prison ministries.(Recorded in 2011)
Cultivating Your Devotional Life
Pastor Stoney Shaw affirms on the importance of daily, personal fellowship with God through the Word and prayer. He recommends examples of helpful grace-oriented devotional resources. Recorded at the Solomon School of Grace Fellowship Int'l in Pigeon Forge, TN (2004).
Identification and Illumination
Although he and his parents (Stuart and Jill) had believed and taught the doctrine of union with Christ, Pete needed a personal illumination to appreciate this spiritual reality at a personal level. This testimonial message was given at Conference 220 in Dallas, Texas. Pete is Lead Pastor of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship and a teacher with TellingTheTruth.org
What a School Counselor Learned
Ellie Jones tells about how she came to faith in Christ and later discovered how to live out of her union with Christ. She left her job as a school counselor, received full GFI training in Colorado, then shared the message of the Cross through discipleship and counseling in Florida and Spain. Interviewed by John Woodward, June, 2018
Recovery Coach Training
Joe Freeman and John Woodward recount the backstory of Grace Fellowship International's Recovery Coach Training track. Recorded in August, 2018: LoveThemToLife.com , GraceFellowshipInternational.com
Discipleship Counseling and the Recovery Journey
John Woodward was interviewed by Bill Arnold on "The Early Evening Late Show", Faith Radio Network based in St. Paul, MN. They were joined by mutual friend, Jeff Verdoorn. The discussion is on the message of the Cross, Discipleship Counseling, and the field of addiction recovery. http://myfaithradio.com, July 25, 2018
A Grace Awakening
Bill Firth gives a testimony of how he discovered identification with Christ and the difference this has made in his life. Part of a Recovery Coach seminar, June 1, 2018 in Lancaster, NY.
Delivered from Depression
Aaron Kim tells of his journey into clinical depression and anxiety and how God delivered him. A testimonial interview with John Woodward.
Christ in the Passover
Larry Stamm shared his personal testimony and gave a fascinating explanation of the Passover seder. This presentation covers the Old Testament origin (Exodus ch. 12) and New Testament fulfillment in Jesus the Messiah (John 1:29; Matt. 26:17-30). Larry's ministry is online at www.larrystamm.org
Union with Christ
Dr. Lewis Gregory (of Source Ministries) visited during the Spirituotherapy Workshop of March, 2018. He gave this word of exhortation to the students about personal ministry that flows from our relationship of abiding in Christ. This talk is followed by a testimony in song by participant, Donna Kennebrew.
Distorted Identity vs. Transformed Identity
Cherri Raws Freeman gave this talk at a Women's Breakfast at Bayside Chapel in Barnegat, NJ on 2/17/2018. She shares her personal testimony as a context for teaching about identification with Christ, God's love, and living out of a grace-based identity in Christ. The Fathers Loveletter narration is included near the end (Fathersloveletter.com). To learn more of Joe and Cherri's ministry, visit LoveThemToLife.com
Christ Your Life
In "Good News of Great Joy: Christ Your Life", Dr. Charles Stanley preaches one of his most explicit and dynamic messages about the importance of the believer's co-death and co-resurrection with Christ. (Dr. Charles Solomon (GFI) and Dr. Bill & Anabel Gillham gave conferences at FBC Atlanta in the early 1980's.) Most of Dr. Stanley's messages are available through inTouch.org
Testimony of DeAnna Kellogg
Musician, pastor's wife, mother... DeAnna's life was busy and fulfilling. But events beyond her control eventually tore her marriage apart and left her devastated. Hear how God brought her to healing, freedom and restoration though the Christ-centered life.
Bill Martin - Testimonial Interview
Bill Martin testifies of his training and Discipleship Counseling ministries in Colorado, Missouri and Texas. Interviewed by John Woodward. October, 2017. Grace Fellowship International
Jack Taylor has authored several books on spiritual victory, and is a former board member of Grace Fellowship International. This topic was the primary theme of his wife Barbara's book: "From Rejection to Acceptance." In this talk, Jack also addresses related issues such as spiritual warfare and our identity in Christ.
From Brokenness to Renewal
In this testimonial interview, Canadian Exchanged Life Counselor, Don Higgins, testifies about his spiritual journey. Although he was saved and fully committed in his youth and early adulthood, the early 1980's brought physical, emotional and spiritual misery. Hear how his appropiation of Christ as Life brought about transformational change.
Mentoring for Ministry
In Part two of a testimonial interview, Exchanged Life Counselor, Don Higgins, shares about his journey from his business career to full time biblical counseling and equipping.
Trying to Live the Christian Life
This message points us to the need for abiding in Christ instead of depending on self effort. It was given during The ChristLife Clinic in Ann Arbor, MI in 2015 and posted by permission of Revival Focus Ministries. Terry Pergyl currently serves as pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Rockford, IL.
Testimony of Paul Travis
Paul reminisces about his journey to salvation and decades of Christian ministry. After serving as a church planter and pastor, Paul went through the Exchanged Life Conference, Workshop and Internship. Paul and Joyce live in North Carolina and are full time staff members with Freedom in Christ Ministries. (Interviewed by John Woodward)
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