Renewed Life in Christ

Renewed Life In Christ

Jose Cabajar–Nov 6, 2003

Colossians 3:1-10

New life in Christ is a blessed life that glorifies God.

New life in Christ is an exciting life and a soul-refreshing experience, which cannot be ignored. It is living by the grace of God and walking in the path of faith. It’s not a life of fantasy but reality.

The dramatic effects of being in Christ are far beyond the deceitful works of self-righteous men. Its vividness cannot be captured and expressed by world famous artist; neither can be spoken by great orators of our time. Its sweetness and grace cannot be compared with sweet music played by the best violin virtuoso of all times. Truly, it’s not from men, but an amazing miracle of God.

New life in Christ produces unspeakable joy that stays for eternity. Renewed life in Christ is a life-changing relationship with the Savior. It creates new desires in the hearts of believers. It’s a wonderful freedom guided by the Gospel rule of life.

 

(I) New Desire

Colossians 3:1, 2 Matthew 6:19-21

-Heavenly desires

*Desire that pleases the Lord.

He who loves the Lord will not leave the Word.

He who leaves the Lord will surely love the world.

 

(II) New Image

Colossians 3:10 II Corinthians 5:17

-After the image of Christ

II Corinthians 3:17, 18

Having a good image is a great advantage, much more if we use it in the service of the King.

 

(III) New Purpose

Colossians 3:17

-To glorify the Lord

God created us not for our own glory, but for His honor and glory.

 

(IV) New Master

Colossians 3:24

-The Lord Jesus Christ

The best of all servants is he who faithfully serves the Lord Jesus until He comes. Living in Christ blocks the desire of our old man, so that the Holy Spirit could work according to the will of God. A Spirit-led life glorifies our Heavenly Father. It is a life filled with godly knowledge and moral excellence; a life guided by the Word of God; and enhanced through godly goals. New life in Christ is not a life of vanity and emptiness, but a life with a purpose and certainty, and could be enjoyed through our Christian service and sweet fellowship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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