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How to Convince Christians to Sin

Those born from God don’t practice sin because God’s DNA remains in them. They can’t sin because they are born from God. 10 This is how God’s children and the devil’s children are apparent: everyone who doesn’t practice righteousness is not from God, including the person who doesn’t love a brother or sister.

1 John 3:9-10, CEB

If you are a child of God you can’t sin. If you’re a child of your shouldn’t practice sinning. So, how do you convince a Christian to sin? You make them forget their true identity. It’s that simple, really.

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School: 3 Things I Unlearned When I Found Grace

It’s amazing how simple and straightforward the naked gospel really is. In fact, most of my exposure to the New has involved more unlearning than learning. Once we remove the clutter from our theological closet, the gospel shines brightly again.

Andrew Farley, The Naked Gospel

The tricky thing about the true gospel is that it does not play well with others. I don’t mean the gospel gets mad and decides to take it’s ball and go home. When the true gospel shows up at the playground the bullies take off and if one of them tries to hang around the gospel makes them some uncomfortable that they choose to leave.

The day I finally gave up and accepted grace was the day my unlearning started. I wanted to receive rest and I received rest and an un-education. This journey of unlearning has been the best thing I’ve ever experienced. Let me tell you what I’ve learned.

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Identity: How To Forget Who You Are

This is part of my manifesto series.
You can download my Fully Satisfied Manifesto for FREE here.

I am not who I’ve always believed I am.
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Doppelganger

Doppelganger is a big word that means, “Either of two people who physically resemble each other very much.” So, why use that word? When you came to Christ you became a brand new creature. Not just a new person. Not the “new and improved” you.

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Redefined or How To Meet New People

Now if all were included in his death they were equally included in his resurrection. This unveiling of his love redefines human life! Whatever reference we could have of ourselves outside of our association with Christ is no longer relevant.
This is radical! No label that could possibly previously define someone carries any further significance! Even our pet doctrines of Christ are redefined. Whatever we knew about him historically or sentimentally is challenged by this conclusion. (By discovering Christ from God’s point of view we discover ourselves and every other human life from God’s point of view!)

2 Corinthians 5:15-16, Mirror

You may have heard this before, but it bears repeating, Jesus changes everything. We can no longer know anyone according to human standards. That’s tough. From birth, we are taught to judge, scrutinize, and analyze everyone.

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Need

Everything we need, in Christ we already possess.

– Tullian Tchividjian

Take what you need. We have a God who gives liberally.

Love.
Acceptance.
Freedom.
Hope.
Joy.
Righteousness.
Peace.
Holiness.
Sanctification.
Healing.
Justice.
Fulfillment.
Power.
Justification.
Unity.
Identity.
Purpose.
Desire.
Liberty.
Self-Control.
Gentleness.
Contentment.
Satisfaction.
Truth.
Humility.
Endurance.
Perseverance.

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Story

Whose story will you believe? Yours or the one who created you?

Let’s take a look at one story in particular to see the difference between the stories we tell ourselves and the one that God knows to be the truth about us.

The story of the Prodigal Son. Most all of us  know it. Most all of us can quote it.

But, have you stopped to think of it in terms of true and false identity? I hadn’t until recently.

First, let’s take the wasteful son.

Wasteful Son:
“I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.”
Luke 15:19

Notice the response from his father.

Father:
“This son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”
Luke 15:24

Whoa.

The Father never listened to the false case of the son who didn’t feel like a son. The son wanted to be a servant. The Father only referred to him as son. Period. The Father never asked for repayment of the inheritance. He didn’t ask the son to apologize for wasting the money and time. He simply welcomed him as an ever-loving Father.

Now, let’s take a look at the servant son.

Servant Son:
“Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.”
Luke 15:29b

Now, look at the response of the father.

Father:
“My son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.”
Luke 15:31

The Father never negated or put down the son’s points of debate. He simply spoke to the son of what he was missing by focusing on the work. By focusing on the work and what he wasn’t getting he missed the greater point that he was living in the Father’s house and being with the Father at all times.

You have to understand that you can believe whatever you want to about your self, your actions, and your life. But only what God knows about you is the truth about you. Rest in the fact that the story God tells is the truth about you.

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Ability

Righteousness is the ability to stand in the presence of the Father without a sense of guilt, condemnation, or inferiority as if sin never existed.

Jason Adair

This quote from Mr. Adair is a truth bomb. This is a truth that if we can believe it, changes everything.

  1. Stand boldly in the presence of God.
  2. Feel truly clean of all guilt.
  3. Know that because of Jesus you have a stable foundation to stand on.

“Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.”
– 1 Corinthians 15:34 ESV

When Paul says to awaken he’s not telling you to wake up from a peaceful sleep to a nightmare. You’re awakening to righteousness, not how bad you were.

  • You are not who you were before Jesus changed you.
  • You are not who you used to be before His grace transformed you.

But

  • You are who He designed you to be from the foundations of the world.
  • You are the divine idea in the mind of God that He enjoyed so much He created you.

It’s all Him. From beginning to end. If you look closely and objectively you can see He has provided everything for us.

  • He’s given you the ability to be with Him.
  • He’s given you the ability to love Him.
  • He’s given you the ability to access His righteousness.
  • He’s given you the ability to perfectly display Him in the earth.
  • He’s given you the ability to be who you really are.
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Satisfied Saturday – 02/28/2015

Satisfied Saturdays is a collection of links on the web that can aid your satisfaction in Christ and/or cause you to think. Enjoy!

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Remember

“We don’t tell God who he is in worship because he forgets or because he’s had an identity crisis. We tell him who he is because we’ve forgotten and we’ve had an identity crisis. When we remember who he is we remember who we are.”

Jonathan David Helser

God is steady. He’s not schizophrenic. He knows who he is. He’s a lavish giver.

When we worship Him, he receives our worship fully. But, he also gives back.

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Live

To live by the faith of the son of God means to live in the consciousness of the same sonship that Jesus enjoys.

Francois Du Toit

If I would’ve read this more than 2 years ago, I wouldn’t have believed it. Not because it isn’t true but because I didn’t have a proper view of my identity.

There are several scriptures that can back this thought up.

  • 1 John 4:17
  • Ephesians 2:6
  • Galatians 2:20
  • Romans 6:5-11

The idea is to stay aware of who you are and who He is.

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