The New Covenant – Part 2

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Most people have no difficulty understanding that humans are inherently sinful. That is obvious enough. What we tend to struggle with is the human desire to to try overcome sin through our own efforts. John Bailey joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss how Christians should think about God’s New Covenant promises.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Trying to cover the guilt and shame we experience when we sin is a plight of humanity going all the way back to the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve tried to cover themselves with fig leaves.

  • If there is no revelation of your flaws, sin, and brokenness then there is no hope for freedom from them.

  • God in his love for us sent his sinless Son to become sin for us and cleanse us from all of our sins.

  • True victory and power come when you cease from your striving to earn God’s acceptance and rest in God’s unmerited favor offered to those who place their faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Some sectors of the church focus heavily on grace while others focus primarily on faith, but both are necessary because we are saved by grace through faith.

  • Our righteousness does not come through keeping the law, but by placing our faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

  • In places where law and works have been preached for years, there can be a resistance to the New Covenant message of grace and faith.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Matthew 26:36–46; Ephesians 2:8–9; Galatians 1:3–9; Galatians 2:11–14; Galatians 3:3–9; Galatians 4:1–7; Zechariah 4:7

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

About John Bailey 

Pastor John Bailey is the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He came to know Christ in 1981 in the Tampa City Jail. In a desperate time of need he cried out to the Lord and was touched in a powerful way. Pastor John has now been serving the Lord in pastoral ministry for 20 years. He is a graduate of Southeastern University with a focus on Pastoral Ministry, Systematic Theology and Bible. Since graduating, God has led him to minister the gospel in over 50 nations and most of the U.S. Before founding The Springs Church, John served as a pastor, missionary and evangelist to Cork, Ireland. It is exciting to see a great move of God in the South of Ireland. John’s primary gift is to pastor God’s people. This includes evangelizing, teaching, preaching and equipping believers for the work of ministry. His desire is to share the love and mercy of Christ with all. 
 
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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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