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DESCRIPTION: Resting in the Finished Work of Jesus focuses on all that was accomplished through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and how resting in His grace will transform our lives.
For audio excerpts for all 8 messages, click on the titles below.
Session 1, Entering the Rest - What does it mean to rest in the finished work of Jesus? We enter His rest by believing and receiving Christ Himself as our holiness, our blamelessness, and our acceptance, before God. Resting is trusting in the goodness and the faithfulness of God and enjoying uninterrupted union with Him as sons and daughters. (Full length message about 40 min)
Session 2, Set Free from a Lifetime of Bondage - There is one thing to fear: fear that we aren’t at rest. We’re to fear fear! There is one fear that is the root of all others, and that one fear, if we can be set free from it, will set us free from a lifetime of bondage to all other fears. It’s the fear of death. Jesus died to destroy the one who had the power of death and to release us from the grip of the fear of death. And when we are released from the fear of death, we are released from a lifetime of bondage. The bondages of shame, poverty, sickness, terror, addiction, rejection - whatever bondages people have in their lives - the root is the fear of death. What is death? Death is alienation from the life of God. What is the fear of death? Fear of being alienated from God. However, if you know what Jesus has done for you, you will be free from the fear of being alienated from God because you will be free of condemnation. “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” Rom 8:1-2 (Full length message about 49 min)
Session 3, Who Is Jesus? - God said, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” Hear the One who was and is and is to come. He was there in your past and will heal the scars. He has already been to your future and will clear the path for you. He is in your present to give you a heart of rest. He is the “Great I Am.” The same yesterday, today, and forever! (Full length message about 48 min)
Session 4, Find Rest - Jesus said that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. He said to come to Him if we are weary and heavy-laden, and we will find rest. What is His yoke? And how do we find rest? We find rest in His love for us! (Full length message about 50 min)
Session 5, Judgment for the Believer? - The goal of this teaching is to encourage any believer whose rest has been disturbed by fear of judgment or punishment or any negative eternal consequences from God when they get to heaven for their sins committed in this life. We have passed from death to life and we will never be judged or punished. God is a rewarder and we should be looking forward to Christ’s glorious appearing! (Full length message about 51 min)
Session 6, The Paradigm Shift - By His grace, God has already purchased salvation, healing, deliverance, provision and peace through the blood of His beloved Son for every person on earth. We can rest in our relationship with God knowing that He has already anticipated our every need and has already provided the answer through Jesus. This is a paradigm shift of perspective for many Christians who have connected God’s blessing with their performance. Our faith is not a work that earns God’s favor. Our faith is simply receiving what He has already provided by His amazing grace. (Full length message about 66 min)
Session 7, The Path of Peace - Every single one of us needs wisdom from God to live life. The Bible says that wisdom is the path of peace. The Bible also says that Jesus has become for us Wisdom. Beholding Him is the most practice thing you can do in life! In addition to this teaching on Wisdom from God is a teaching expounding on all of the New Testament scriptures on fasting. (Full length message about 52 min)
Session 8, Being Spiritually Minded - Over and over in the scriptures we are told to look to God, set our minds on heaven, stop worrying, and be at peace. We can’t be at rest unless we are spiritually minded. Paul said, “The mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.” (Romans 8:6) Paul also said “For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2) BEING SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS BEING JESUS-FOCUSED. What are the keys to being spiritually minded? How does it keep us in the sweet place of experiencing the promised land of God’s rest? (Full length message about 57 min)