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In Christ Jesus (Grant)

 Identity “In Christ Jesus” is the definition of all Christians, and it defines them as a people identified with the One who as a man has entered into the presence of God; “for in that He died, He died unto sin once; but in that he lives, he lives unto God” (Rom. 6:10). “In Christ”…
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Intimacy With Christ

“I have called you friends” (John 15:15). “You are My friends, if you do whatsoever I command you” (John 15:14). If you meditate upon these words, you will never reach their profound depths, nor shall we even in eternity. For who shall tell what friendship with Christ involves? No one can or ever will gauge…
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The Law of Liberty in the Spiritual Life, Chapter 10: Filled With the Holy Spirit

“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” – Acts 1:8. “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 2:4. “Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see…
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A Prayer of Devotion

Creation [You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” Rev. 4:11 NKJV] O my God! before You made the Heavens and the earth, there was none other but You. You were, because of Your years there was…
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The Law of Liberty in the Spiritual Life, Chapter 9: Conflict

“Fight the good fight of faith.” – 1 Tim. 6:12. “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ (or, who at all times is leading us in triumph in Christ).” – 2 Cor. 2:14. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” –…
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The Law of Liberty in the Spiritual Life, Chapter 8: Watchfullness

“Take heed unto yourselves.” – Deut. 4:23. “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.” – 1 Cor. 16:13. “Be watchful in all things” – 2 Tim. 4:5. “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” –…
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The Rest of Faith

[There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest… “ Heb. 4:10-12a] Often the stress today is upon our putting things right, our efforts to live…
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The Law of Liberty in the Spiritual Life, Chapter 7: Conditions of Power

“That power belongs to God.” – Ps. 62:11 “Christ the power of God.” – 1 Cor. 1:24. “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” – 2 Chron. 16:9 “And He said to me, “My…
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The Law of Liberty in the Spiritual Life, Chapter 6: Conformity to the Death of Christ

“By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit.” – John 15: 8. “Being fruitful in every good work.” – Col. 1:10. “Your fruit is found in Me.” – Hos. 14:8. “Always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in…
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The Law of Liberty in the Spiritual Life, Chapter 5: Sanctification

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” – 2 Cor. 3: 18 “Both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one.” –…
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The Law of Liberty in the Spiritual Life, a Table of Contents

The Law of Liberty in the Spiritual Life by Evan H. Hopkins ContentsAppendix Notes A-E  Contents: Links to the chapters on GraceNotebook.com Ch. 1. SIN Ch. 2. NO CONDEMNATION Ch. 3. LIFE Ch. 4. LIBERTY Ch. 5. SANCTIFICATION Ch. 6. CONFORMITY TO THE DEATH OF CHRIST Ch. 7. CONDITIONS OF POWER Ch. 8. WATCHFULLNESS Ch.…
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The Law of Liberty in the Spiritual Life, Chapter 2: No Condemnation

[Annotated edition; bold, colors and bracketed content added. Pages numbers from the CLC edition] “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free…
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Evan Hopkins – A Unique Gift to Keswick and the Church

EVAN HOPKINS – A UNIQUE GIFT TO KESWICK AND THE CHURCHEvan Henry Hopkins was born on 16 September, 1837, in the town of Santa Ana, in New Grenada, South America, where his parents were then living, for his father’s duties as a civil engineer had taken him to survey and supervise the silver mine near…
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Diagrams

Here are some additional diagrams that John uses in personal ministry: Self Life to Christ Life Commitment Selfers Prayer ______________________________________
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The Law of Liberty in the Spiritual Life, Chapter 1: Sin

[See Table of Contents and Appendix] “Sin is lawlessness.” – I John 3:4 “All unrighteousness is sin.” – I John 5:17 “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.” – Rom. 6:12. “Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” –…
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The Messiah’s Words for the Weary

[Isaiah 50:4-11 is the third of four “Servant Songs” that prophesy the coming of the Jesus, Messiah.] “The Lord God has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To…
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The Fullness of Life

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.”—Rom. 15:…
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The Larger Christian Life

“He brought me forth also into a large place” (Psalm 18:19). YOU observe that we have here a testimony, not a promise. God actually had done this thing for David. He was a shepherd lad; obscure, conscious but dimly if at all of his own capacities; shut up to the small things and small thoughts…
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Proposal For Local Church Counseling Ministry

Proposal for Establishing a Biblical Counseling Ministry in the Local Churchby John Woodward Grace Fellowship Int’l.   Outline The process can be divided in four phases: Pre-planning, Planning, Training, and Ministry 1. Pre-planning phase Identify and clarify the leader’s understanding of the counseling model. The doctrine of sanctification The role of psychology The biblical model…
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Dynamics of Transformation

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and…
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Are You Good Enough to Go to Heaven?

By Ray Comfort Of all the questions you will ask yourself in life, probably the most important is, “Am I good enough to go to Heaven?” The way to find this out is to ask yourself if you have obeyed the Ten Commandments. Most would answer the question, “Well, I’ve broken one or two, but…
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Taking Up Your Cross Daily

An Outline Teaching Since the believer’s SPIRIT is already saved (Ephesians 2:8-9), and his BODY will be saved (redeemed) at the resurrection (Romans 8:22-24), the major focus for taking up the Cross for victorious living is the SOUL. “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which…
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Reformation or Transformation?

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and…
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A Response

A Response to an article circulated that criticizes the counseling model of Dr. Charles Solomon This response is not required to vindicate Grace Fellowship International. Our aspiration is to have such a God-centered calling that we can echo Paul’s attitude: “But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by…
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The Creation of a Christian

An Exposition of Ephesians 2:1-10 We may go on into [Ephesians] 2:4-10, where we see the sinner becoming a saint through the mighty operation of God’s mercy, love and grace. The process in the creation of a Christian is given here with a clarity and beauty found nowhere else in the Word. The passage falls…
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The Blameless Life

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and…
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The Freedom of the Christian

“And having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” (Romans 6:18) “But now having been freed from sin….you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification….” (Romans 6:22) “But now we have been released from the Law….” (Romans 7:6) “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from…
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An Invitation to Biblical Faith

  When your eternal destiny is at stake, you can’t afford to base your acceptance or rejection of the Bible’s message on secondhand opinions. Maybe you were raised in church and are familiar with the more popular Bible stories. Or maybe you have sat under skeptical scholarship in a religious education class or the Discovery…
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His Indwelling Presence, Part 3

[In part one we considered “His Indwelling–Our Positional Sanctification”, and part two is about “His Indwelling–Our Experimental Sanctification.” After considering that THE SPIRIT’S INDWELLING OVERCOMES SIN IN US, we conclude this chapter on the practical and progressive side of the believer’s growth in Christlike character.] THE SPIRIT’S INDWELLING DEVELOPS HIS OWN CHRISTLIKE CHARACTER IN US.…
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His Indwelling Presence – Part 2

[In part one we considered “His Indwelling-Our Positional Sanctification”] “By that will [God’s will] we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” [positional/spiritual] (Heb. 10:10). “For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified“ [experiential/practical] (Heb. 10:14). II. His Indwelling–Our Experimental Sanctification The…
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