Who We Are In Christ, part III-b of III


This evening we will look at the last handful of verses that demonstrate the assurance of who we are in Christ.  To review, we can be assured that we are accepted, secure and significant.*
 
     3. I am significant.
 
    • I am God’s coworker.  "For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building." – 1 Corinthians 3:9
    • I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realm.  "and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." -Ephesians 2:6
    • I am God’s workmanship.  "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." – Ephesians 2:10
    • I may approach God with freedom and confidence.  "in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him." – Ephesians 3:12
    • "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." – Phillipians 4:13

We would do good to remember these things.  Trust me, Satan will test us in hopes that we forget who we are in Christ.  When we forget, we are easily defeated.  We need to remember to put on the full armor of God, every day for the rest of our lives!

Choosing to Live Victoriously,

Your Brother in Christ,

Jim 

 
*From Victory Over the Darkness by Neil T. Anderson.
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  1. #1 by Jim Spiegle on October 12, 2010 - 8:27 am

    One major error on the part of the author of these books is with all the ego building his books do for those who are hurting and have been made to feel worthless, he neglects to remind us of the following fact:
    We are not entitled to anything! All of life and everything that comes along with it is a gift from our heavenly Father. Even Jesus didn’t claim His “right” to anything while He walked on this earth, but always seeked His Father’s will in everything. Due to this fact, I am sorry I posted so much kudos about this author and his writings. His writings give us the impression of entitlement, in which we have none. All is grace, nothing is deserved. We had nothing to say about our creation, when we were being formed in the womb. What makes us think we have anything to say about anything? We were created to live for God. Until we die to ourselves, this will never happen, and everything we do will have no eternal significance.

    Die to self. Live for Christ.

    Brother Jim

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