Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Abiding in Christ and He in us; The source of our strength.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
ABIDING IN CHRIST AND HE IN US - THE SOURCE OF STRENGTH
Christ indwelling us.
Christ abiding in us.
Christ being formed in us.
Christ at home in our hearts.
Christ being glorified in our bodies.
Am I positive or negative toward Bible doctrine?
Do I understand all the assets I have?
Do I understand my position as a Christian?
Do I truly believe the promises of God?
The first test is to make sure you’re still connected to doctrine.
The second test is to make sure you are applying the doctrine, or living the life.
“Jesus Christ is in you”
The literal translation is “Jesus Christ with you.”
1 Cor 2:16
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.
ROM 12:2 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
By itself, a branch is weak and useless. The branch cannot produce its own life; it must draw that life from the vine.
It is our communion with Christ that makes possible the spiritual life.
It means to keep in fellowship with Christ so that His life can work in and through us to produce fruit.
It involves the naming and citing of sin so that nothing hinders our communion with Him.
A life united to the Son of God is the most excellent life a man can live in this world;
it is pure and spiritual;
it is useful and profitable, and
it answers all that there is in life.
Phil 2:13 - for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure
All events, all experiences,
all the provisions of God,
all the circumstances of life, as well as all the riches of grace,
are made by the goodness and wisdom of God to help the Christian in his growth.
To deepen our walk,
to strengthen our souls,
to hone our character,
to exercise our virtues
to lead us to maturity,
to give us a stronger understanding of our God.