Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Is GOD dwelling inside of you? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To know and understand the indwelling CHRIST. IV. TEXT: John 17:23 (Amplified Bible) I in them and You in Me, in order that they may becom
Is GOD dwelling inside of you?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To know and understand the indwelling CHRIST.
John 17:23 (Amplified Bible)
I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.
We have the Indwelling CHRIST inside of us.
CHRIST dwells inside us
A. Author: Apostle John
B. Date written: uncertain. probably late in the first century
C. Purpose: to inspire faith in JESUS CHRIST as the SON of GOD
D. To whom written: seekers of the truth
E. Main theme: encounter with JESUS CHRIST demands a response
F. Keyword: believe
G. Key verse:
John 20:31 (Amplified Bible)
But these are written (recorded) in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of God, and that through believing and cleaving to and trusting and relying upon Him you may have life through (in) His name [through Who He is].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. CHRIST in us and GOD is in CHRIST
"I in them and You in Me, in order"
John 14:20 (Amplified Bible)
At that time [when that day comes] you will know [for yourselves] that I am in My Father, and you [are] in Me, and I [am] in you.
Ephesians 3:17-19 (Amplified Bible)
May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,
That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];
[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
Colossians 1:27 (Amplified Bible)
To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory.
Ephesians 1:3 (Amplified Bible)
May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!
It's a mystery but it's accepted by FAITH, we live in CHRIST and CHRIST lives in us and we can't be divided from Him.
Romans 8:37-39 (Amplified Bible)
Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
B. This is done in unity
"that they may become one and perfectly united"
1 John 5:7-8 (Amplified Bible)
So there are three witnesses in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are One;
and there are three witnesses on the earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree [are in unison; their testimony coincides].
John 17:21 (Amplified Bible)
That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me.
That's why we believe in unity. We are one with the Trinity.
C. The world will know that GOD sent His Son
"that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me"
1 John 4:9 (Amplified Bible)
In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him.
Acts 3:26 (Amplified Bible)
It was to you first that God sent His Servant and Son Jesus, when He raised Him up [provided and gave Him for us], to bless you in turning every one of you from your wickedness and evil ways.
We are the proof that GOD sent His SON into this world to save the world, we are living proof and testimony to this truth that we preach.