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Do I have joy because of the victory and deliverance that Jesus gives me?

Do I have joy because of the victory and deliverance that Jesus gives me?

Victory in Jesus

Jesus teaches us the great joy that there is in victory and deliverance.

There is a threefold joy here:

  • the joy of service (Luke 10:17–19)
  • the joy of salvation (Luke 10:20)
  • the joy of sovereignty (Luke 10:21–24)

We can well understand the joy of the Seventy as they returned to report their victories to Jesus. He had given them power and authority to heal, to cast out demons, and to preach the Word, and they were successful! In the midst of their great joy, they were careful to give God the glory.

Can we do good? Does Jesus understand what we are dealing with?

Can we do good? We want to but there is this evil nature that can get in the way. God shows us the way out. It is the Way of Jesus. We must become a slave to Jesus.

Jesus is our Master. Jesus has set us free from the slavery to our flesh and the law of sin and now we are His slaves. What an amazing God we worship. I want to do a victory dance.

Victory is complete in Jesus as He defeated temptation

Jesus the Messiah triumphs over and disarms all the powers of evil arrayed against him. Jesus has won the victory. Death is defeated.

Can I get a shout out about that? We are able to share in this victory through faith in Jesus the Messiah. That is incredible. Who would have thought as much?

Is our victory complete in Jesus as He defeated Sin?

Jesus the Messiah triumphs over and disarms all the powers of evil arrayed against him. Believers are able to share in this victory through faith in Jesus the Messiah. We are free. Jesus made that happen. I have good news. So do you. We all do.

We miss God’s goal (aka sin). Jesus did not. Jesus died to take my place. Jesus rose again, defeating death. Jesus is victorious in all things.

Now that is some amazing news. Jesus defeated sin! Let’s shout it out.

Victory — It is complete in Jesus as He defeated Sin: “Victory in Jesus” is an exciting topic to explore! Just saying those three words brings joy to my heart. As  believers, what victory do we have in Jesus? We have victory over sin.

None of us deserve forgiveness, but that is the amazing thing about grace! God loves us so much that He willingly took our sins to Calvary and nailed them to the cross. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

  • Jesus bore the burdens of my missing God’s goal (aka sin) that day — my sin, and yours — so that we may have victory in Jesus through the blood that He shed on the cross. Jesus is waiting and willing to forgive you of your sins!
  • Romans 5:20–21  — The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus the Messiah our Lord.
  • 1 John 3:5  — You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
  • 1 John 3:8  — The one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
Victory in Jesus

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What We Believe

We are an inter-denominational ministry, and our desire is for transformation: a genuine change of heart and lifestyle that flows out of an intimate relationship with Jesus.

We believe:

  • Jesus is Lord. We exalt the One True God who made us and gave us the Lord Jesus Christ as our salvation. Our goal is to be a people with a heart for obedience to Christ in all things. His work made it possible for us to live – eternally and now – as children of God. Jesus made it possible for us to be rightly related to the Father and to one another. His desire is for us to succeed. We believe a right relationship with Him is the first and most important step.
  • The Bible is True. God’s Word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12-13), which we take into our minds and spirits and live out through the flesh. When Jesus asked what the greatest commandment was, He said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31). The basis for everything we teach is “Life is Relationships.”
  • Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit. We desire to walk in and by the Spirit. The Holy Spirit (available to all believers) empowers Christians for living witness and dedicated service.

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Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Are we ready for one perpetual victory parade?

ParadeParades are so much fun. The bands, the floats, and the celebration of a special day. Everyone gets into it. The participants and the onlookers alike.

Parades are a blast.

In Jesus, we are in one perpetual victory parade. We march through life, in Him, moving from place to place, always in victory.

We are triumphant in His life of resurrection. The power that raised Him from the dead is in us and upon us. When the crowd sees us in His victory parade, they know it is Him who deserves the praise.

God is God. He does what seems best to Him.

God has chosen us. Through us, he brings His message to the whole world. What an amazing God we serve.

In the Messiah, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of the Messiah.

2 Corinthians 2:14-16 (The Message Bible)



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Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — Sept 2 – Nov 9, 2019 | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. ow.ly/Nhag30oRYRK

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. http://ow.ly/l5SU30oS5pQ

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Colossians 2: The Victory of Christ

“Never had the kingdom of darkness suffered such a mortal blow than when Jesus burst through the grave.”
In this message CTCI director, Larry Pons, takes us through Colossians 2 and reminds us of the glorious victory of Jesus Christ!

WATCH the Full Video HERE.

Into the Darkness You Shine

This testimony of renewal is written by a beautiful girl in our INNsight Program for young adults. She is finding freedom in Christ, and in wholeness she is enrolling in college. God provided a job for her during her program that was a perfect fit for her talents and interests. She was surrounded by people who loved her while she worked and people who loved her when she was here with us. We are cheering her on as she sprints to the finish line of her program. In Him, all things are new!

“Into the darkness You shine. Out of the ashes we rise. There’s no one like You.” This song describes my story exactly. I was trying to be a Christian for a long time but remained broken inside because until I came to The Inn I wouldn’t allow God’s Word to shine into those dark places inside of me. Once the light of Christ shined in, this burnout deadbeat who went to church on Sunday and chased the next high on Monday began to rise from the ashes as a brand new creation to be set on fire in a new way, a heavenly way, and with a fire that will not run out. Oh, there is no one like Him! There is no one else who could take someone like me, corrupt in all my ways and turn me into a pure and righteous child of God. I’ve been redeemed by the blood of Jesus.”