Includes stimulating Capture Points featured at the end of each chapter for engaging group discussion and/or individual study.
In the biblical picture, the saved person’s point of initial salvation is only the beginning of his participatory life in the Gospel with our LORD, who bled to buy him back from sin and the wrath to come. His moment of being brought into the kingdom is merely the starting point of his daily, ongoing partaking in the Gospel – the death, burial, and resurrection life of Christ. The “Gospel ... is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” (Rom. 1:16)
Christ shed His perfect blood on the cross to atone for mankind's sins, and to redeem and forgive sinners (Col. 1:14). Additionally, His atoning death released divine grace for overcoming victory over all sin, for all who will take seriously His command, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." (Matt. 16:24; Heb. 4:14-16) The cross was an execution instrument the Savior bled upon. When taken up by believers, the cross is an instrument of death to the sinful nature and defiling sins of the body, that the power of God might triumph in magnificent victory in their daily personal lives (Mk. 7:20-23; 2 Cor. 4:10-12, 14; Gal. 2:20; 6:14).
Here is some of what you will learn in the pages of this volume:
- How to sink down deep into the death and burial of Christ, that God might raise you upward to bear abundant fruit for His glory
- The importance of loving and honoring the LORD above self, and seeing His grace and power work in you in ministry to others
- How to discern which leaders are teaching the truth from the many wolves among us
"“THIS BOOK READS BEAUTIFULLY. I love its message! Reading this book has challenged me to re-examine what the Gospel of Jesus Christ really is and must be allowed to do in my own life, if I am to experience what it means to be a spiritual overcomer on a daily basis. I had no idea how many ways 'I Die Daily' could be explored. I am realizing more and more what a serious issue it is to die to myself. It is not an option.” Melissa R.
- How to incorporate the cross in your personal life daily, and live a life fully pleasing to God
- The importance of prayer as you expectantly look for the soon and glorious return of the LORD Jesus Christ
In this poignant and timely volume, the person who is possessed by a self-serving “What’s in it for ME” mentality instead of “How can I most please my LORD Jesus,” is going to discover just how Luciferic his current views are. It is hoped that he will then be brought to repentance and a laying down of his life, that Christ alone might reign (Isa. 14:12-15; James 4:6-10). Ready or not - Jesus is coming (Lk. 21:34-36). Are you ready?
by Travis Bryan III
This great book focuses in on the most important message to the church today, the cross of Christ and the daily cross for all who will know and follow the LORD. There will never be revival until believers yield and die to self. In these pages, Todd Tomasella shows us the way of the cross, a way which he understands and acknowledges that he himself is daily learning.
One godly reformer referred to the Christian life as a daily baptism, or ‘dying upward.’ The flesh begins with birth; spirit begins with death. This applies daily, too. The daily door to the Spirit walk is our death with Christ - our daily dying to self (Rom 8:36; 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 15:31, 36; 2 Cor. 4:10-12). Daily dying is gain (we gain more of Christ). In the last days, men will be lovers of their own selves. We are to hate our old self, not love him (Jn. 12:25). In Galatians 2:20, the Greek verb is in the perfect tense: ‘I have been and continue to be crucified with Christ.’ The word ‘planted’ in Romans 6:5 is also in the perfect tense. The Valley of Achor (troubling or horror) is a door of hope (Hosea 2:14-17: Josh 7:24, 26; Isa. 65:10). To be brought low as in Psalm 116, is to die to self.
The cross is in the Spirit. It is through the Spirit that we are able to MORTIFY (crucify) the sinful deeds of the body (Rom. 8:13; Col. 3:5). Those who belong to Christ have CRUCIFIED the lusts of the flesh (Gal. 5:24).
T A B L E OF C O N T E N T S
The Essential Cross of Christ
The Essential Cross of the Believer
The Daily Cross in Prayer (Sample Chapter)
The Cross in Light of His Appearing
“O Wretched Man that I Am!”
The Cross & the Identity of all Saints
The Cross & the Wolf
“Them that Seduce You”
1 John 2:26
The Intentional Circumvention of the Cross
The Conquering & Victorious Power of Desire
“I Keep Under My Body”
1 Corinthians 9:27
Resources to Help you Grow in the Grace of Christ
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