AS HE IS, SO ARE WE, IN THIS WORLD
1 John 4:17b
Just nine little words…. the simplest possible
form of speech. The profoundest concepts of the Bible are often
conveyed in the simplest of ways.
Three Pearls of Wisdom
Plan – As He Is!
Transformed Life – Christ’s incarnation changed the mode of His
life. He is now the man Christ Jesus – now in bodily form (changed
from heaven to earth.)
Triumphant Life – Jesus had constant victories over devil,
healing, four and five thousand feedings; over death.
Pledge – So Are We.
Transformed Life – Christ took over our kind of life, so we take
His. Colossians 3:3 – “For you have died and your life is hidden
with Christ in God.” Colossians 2:6 – “As you therefore have
received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” The
Triumphant Life –“We cans be victorious too!” How? 1 John 5:4-5
…For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the
victory that has overcome the world—our faith; and who is the one
who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son
of God? Our faith has overcome the world….who
overcomes? “WE do”
Place – In This World
God wants us to live the Christ-life here and
now. How do we do this? Colossians 3:1-2…..If then you have
been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where
Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the
things above, not on the things that are on earth.
Keep seeking the things above.
Set your mind n the things above.
And we will live
the “Christ-life” here and now…..