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That is the great question. Pots, Pressures and Power 2 Corinthians 4: What we need to discover is how to get off any trust in ourselves at all and trust in the activity of God, who has promised that he would be in us and work through us.

Who is sufficient for these things? He says this confidence, this adequacy, christiaity from a certain source. Are you serious about that? I know their attitudes. Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? I do not mean tempted to cnristianity in it, that is a different thing.

The reason is that Law was given to us in order to show us that the basis of our human life, inherited from Adam, is all wrong. When two people want to go into business together the first thing they do is draw up a contract or a partnership.

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It is God at work in us that makes us act and produce this kind of living, if we are going to do it at all. We have no bread to feed them with,” Matthew That is what faith is. All About Faith When we learn to depend on God’s work in us, we learn to be perfectly peaceful, calm, undisturbed by circumstances, trusting, powerful, effective, accomplishing things for Christ’s sake.


As a consequence, life comes into proper focus. But when you respond to the God who is in you, and act on christainity basis, that is faith. Either he will love the one and hate the other or cling to one and despise the other,” Matthew 6: He tells us in Acts This body life is never a performance or self-centered effort.

That is what Paul means when he says, “Who is sufficient for these things? Living in Him we grow in knowledge of Christ and in spiritual maturity, and our delight in serving is only by His life in us. So Paul was sent to the hardest place on earth, his home town, Tarsus.

Authentic Christianity

The flesh results in death, which is the experience of negative qualities in life, like boredom, worry, anxiety, hostility, anger, greed, etc. I was a Hebrew of the Hebrews born a Jew, circumcised on the eighth day, raised up as a Pharisee, trained as a Pharisee.

I am going to paraphrase a little bit, but in essence what he said was. How were they a letter of recommendation? So Paul says, in effect, “Take a authenhic at your life.

Authentic Christianity

God tells us to do something and we start immediately saying, “Have I got the training, the background, the skill, the necessary knowledge. God allows us to make the choices and he works through us. About Ray Stedman Ray Stedman is one of the twentieth century’s foremost pastors and biblical expositors. All men operate on this principle, but they are blind authentiic this basic truth. The only time you have to live is right now: It is easy to think of the New Covenant in terms of the Lord and the apostles, the New Testament, etc.


You may catch yourself living in the flesh. Each person is gifted to serve.

I was one of them. He tells us in Philippians he learned a tremendous truth: We very definitely have decisions to make in these matters, and without these decisions it won’t work.

First, there is a kind of unquenchable optimism. I am going to send you far hence to the Gentiles,” Acts The Old produces what Paul calls in Galatians “the works of the flesh.

Therefore, the only thing, the only life that is ever pleasing to God is the life lived by faith, that is, by expecting God to be at work in you.

He had all these things going for him. It deals with the very heart of the gospel, the most important truth contained in the pages of Scripture. I know their language. 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! The Great Imitation 2 Corinthians 2: When Adam was created he was a man indwelt by the Spirit of God, and therefore everything he did, he did by the power of God.

The Spirit of God was withdrawn from his human spirit. What kind of confidence?