• Pastor Stephan Hurkens

The Attitude of Christ in Us.

In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters and He lives in all of us. Colossians 3:11

Christ came into the world to minister to the deepest problems that disturb human hearts. He came to reveal the way of love for all people. In this passage from Colossians, Paul is speaking to believers concerning their position in Christ as well as their relationship with Him. Paul deals with the painful problems that distress and divide people by first of all emphasizing our relationship to God from God’s perspective.

Paul defines his purpose for being and living in terms of relating himself to Jesus Christ and letting Christ live in him. In Philippians 1:21 we are encouraged to live for Christ. We must live and be fruitful in all we do.

We are encouraged to focus our minds on Christ. We are to set our minds on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the good things of heaven and not the things of this earth. We are hidden with Christ in God.

Our hope for the future and beyond time is to be united with Christ and with the people of God throughout all eternity.

Let us put away all destructive impulses and drives. Our disposition must not be evil, mean and hurtful. Let us put away falsehood and dishonesty from every area of life and recognize that in Jesus Christ there can be no destructive discrimination.

Christ came and died for our sins, conquering death and the grave so that eternal life might be a reality for us. Christ came to dwell within each of us when we trusted Him as Savior. He wants to help us live the life of purpose even as we continue to live in the flesh on earth. Christ wants to help us with our pressing, painful problems, we must recognize and respond to him continuously.

It was faith in Christ that established us in a loving relationship with Him and in obedience to Him we will be satisfied and experience a life of joy and fulfillment.

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