Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Who's your life? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that our life is only CHRIST and no one else. IV. TEXT: Acts 17:28 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) For in Him we live and move and exis
Who's your life?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that our life is only CHRIST and no one else.
Acts 17:28 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
For in Him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
CHRIST is our life, we derive our strength from Him to move and we exist in Him.
CHRIST is our life
A. Author: Dr. Luke, the beloved physician
B. Main Theme: Missionary Campaign in the Early Church
C. Key Text: Acts 1:8
Acts 1:8 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. In CHRIST we live
"For in Him we live"
1. The word "live" came from the Greek word:"zao" a verb, meaning to live (literally or figuratively), lifetime, live, quick.
Real life or real living is found only in CHRIST not in ourselves.
Galatians 2:20 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
1 Peter 1:23 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
Titus 2:12 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God,
2. How do we live?
a. with wisdom
b. with righteousness
c. with devotion to GOD
B. In CHRIST we move
1. The word "move" came from Greek word:"kineo" meaning to stir, to go, to move
The principle of the very life and principle of motion comes from the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
1 Corinthians 1:8 (Amplified Bible)
And He will establish you to the end [keep you steadfast, give you strength, and guarantee your vindication; He will be your warrant against all accusation or indictment so that you will be] guiltless and irreproachable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).
2 Corinthians 12:9 (Amplified Bible)
But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
1 Timothy 1:12 (New International Version)
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.
C. In CHRIST we exist.
1. The word "being" or "exist" came from the Greek word:"esmen" meaning "we are", "we be", "we have our being"
1 John 5:19-20 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one.
And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.
Hebrews 3:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:9 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.
We live in Him, move in Him and are in Him. Without Him we are nothing and we can do nothing.
John 15:5 (New International Version)
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
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