Communicating the "WHY", understanding the "HOW", and executing the "WHAT" when hosting your Circle.
Circle Host Orientation
Fill 'Er Up
June 28, 2020 • Brandon Ball
The Sermon on the Mount is not a reservoir of wisdom for the new covenant believer. Instead, it is a red-hot fire intended to clearly display God’s impossibly high standards of perfection. As the beneficiary of a new and better covenant we should find comfort in the words of Matthew 5 – not because we must keep them, but because Jesus removed the threat involved in not keeping them perfectly!
If You Want to Be Perfect
June 21, 2020 • Brandon Ball
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!
The Exchange Rate
June 14, 2020 • Brandon Ball
When Jesus made you righteous, it wasn’t a little bit at a time. He’s not making subtle tweaks to your heart in a long-term effort to make you better. No! God exchanged your dead heart for His very own heart in an instant. That’s the wildly illogical reality that every believer can celebrate right now!