Presentation on theme: "Colossians 1:24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the."— Presentation transcript:
23Galatians 2:20I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
24“Most Christians in our churches understand that Christ died for the forgiveness of their sins---they believed that and came to Christ because of that---but that is where most of them stop. Relatively few, it seems, ever go on to grasp the fact that Jesus died for them that he might live in them. It is his life in them that is the source of power, change and deliverance, and the ability to resist temptation. That is how loneliness is met and Companionship provided. It is not enough to know that Christ died in order that we might go to heaven. We are also to know, understand, and practice Christ actually living in us now!” – Dr. Ray Stedman
25“it will take Jesus Christ, not His teachings, not His preaching, not His sublime example, not the beautiful life that He lived, not the doctrines that He [taught]. It will take Jesus Christ Himself, a person, to be a Christian. The Lord Jesus died upon the cross, not just to get you out of hell and into heaven. He died upon the cross to get God out of heaven into you. Actually calling the shots. Actually controlling what you do with your hands. Actually controlling where you go with your feet. Actually controlling what you say with your lips. Actually controlling what you think with your mind. Actually controlling the decisions that you make. That is the measure in which you're saved. -Major Ian Thomas
26“In Christ” “Christ In You” Salvation Holy Righteous Fit for heaven SanctificationLive holyLive rightBring heaven down
27Colossians 1:28-2928 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.
29We Have a ChoiceTo go on living as though Jesus isn't in us
30We Have a Choice To go on living as though Jesus isn't in us To go on feeling lonely
31We Have a Choice To go on living as though Jesus isn't in us To go on feeling lonelyTo go on fighting sin as Lone Ranger.
32We Have a Choice To go on living as though Jesus isn't in us To go on feeling lonelyTo go on fighting sin as Lone Ranger.To go on in our own strength & intellect
33We Have a Choice To go on living as though Jesus isn't in us To go on feeling lonelyTo go on fighting sin as Lone Ranger.To go on in our own strength & intellector as Jesus said to Thomas, "stop doubting and believe".
35Romans 8:9-109 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.
36Christ In You!Before it became a mighty oak, the mighty oak lived within the acorn.Before it became a beautiful flower, the flower lived within the seed,Before we became like God,Christ lived within me.
371 John 4:4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.