As You Have Received…Walk
Quote of the Week: “Your talk talks, and your walk talks; but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.”
Here are the completed notes from the morning service August 2, 2015:
Scripture: Colossians 2:6
1. As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord
A. Personal reception of the Lord
- Point in time that you saw your self as a sinner unable to save yourself
- You believed the Gospel
- God loves you
- Christ shed His blood for us when He died on the cross
- Jesus resurrected
- You personally appropriated Christ for yourself
- Turning from sin – repentence
- Trusted Jesus for your forgiveness and eternal life in heaven
B. Confident of that decision being real based upon Biblical truth
- Since that time God has changed your life – II Corinthians 5:17
- No longer comfortable in your sin – John 16:7-8, Hebrews 12:5-8
- Desire to be with God’s people – I John 3:14
- Desire to obey the Word of God – I John 2:3-4
2. So walk ye in Him
To walk in Christ is to live a life that is patterned after His
A. Determine the Reality – Are you a fan of Christ or an authentic follower of Christ?
- It’s not that fans don’t want a relationship with Jesus; It’s that they want the relationship with Him on their own terms
- It’s not that fans don’t want a relationship with Jesus; It’s that they don’t want it to cost them too much.
- Fans are satisfied going through the motions – God wants your love and He longs for you to passionately pursue Him.
- The things that excite you – The things that excite you can also point to something or someone that is in competition with Jesus
- Spiritual apathy screams – I don’t care
B. Is your life characterized by practicing the presence of Jesus Christ on a daily basis?
- Ongoing examination of your life before God
- Immediately confessing sin
- Striving to be right with others when problems arise
- Asking yourself, what would Jesus do in a given situation
- Prioritize your relationship with Christ above all else
C. Consider the Following – Is your relationship with Christ best described as coasting or costly?
D. Commit to the change God wants in your life
- Radical: Extreme change
- Consistency: Faithfulness over time
- Commitment: Putting yourself on the spot