Jesus gives the rich young ruler instructions to follow on the path to perfection. If you miss the audience in this instruction you risk going through life under bondage to the law. Understanding the vast difference between the old covenant and the new covenant is paramount to actually enjoying your salvation. Sometimes Jesus was perfecting Moses while other times He was rolling out grace. Reading Scriptures from beyond the Cross makes all the difference in the freedom you experience in Christ!
If You Want to Be Perfect
June 21, 2020 • Brandon Ball
Cross My Heart
August 2, 2020 • Brandon Ball
When you were born again you received a heart-transplant. God removed your heart of stone and replaced it with his very own. Is this real to you yet? Because of the Cross, your heart is perfect and blameless, without one single blemish! Aligning your belief to the pure Gospel will always lead to a natural expression of thanksgiving.
July 26, 2020 • Brandon Ball
In Matthew 6 Jesus continues to emphasize to the Jewish crowd that merely DOING the law of Moses isn’t enough. You must also WANT TO do it from you heart. In The Lord’s Prayer Jesus points out the “things” that are lacking in the Old Covenant, but that are fully supplied in the New. Instead of a life of empty prayers, the Church should be declaring that the promise of life has been fulfilled!
July 19, 2020 • Brandon Ball
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus brings the badly misunderstood Law of Moses back to its pristine status of impossibly perfect. Under the Old Covenant, “righteousness credits” cannot be earned by simply DOING the law – He now adds that the HEART must be equally driven to obey, putting the proverbial nail in the coffin to righteousness by works. I am so thankful that at the Cross Jesus fulfilled the purpose for which the law was given, giving us the reward of righteousness by faith alone!