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Summary: This sermon gives us a look of our place in God

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The Indwelling Presence of Christ

(Christ lives in me)

Text:

Galatians 2:20

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

1)Question-

What does it mean “I am crucified with Christ”?

Answer-

In God’s eyes, when Jesus died, every Believer died

Romans 6: 3-5

3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

a. At salvation, we were baptized into the death

of Jesus Christ

b. Because we were buried with him, we will be

raised up from the dead like he was by the glory

of the Father.

c. Because we were planted together in the likeness

of his death, we shall be also be raised in the

likeness of his resurrection:

2)Question-

What does it mean “Christ liveth in me”?

Answer-

To be a Christian is to have Christ in you.

If he is not there, then you are not a Christian

Christ lives in a Christian in a two-fold way

1st -When an individual believes on the Lord Jesus; proclaims him as Saviour and Lord; the very Essence of Christ’s nature is joined unto him

· The nature of Christ is added to the nature of

Adam that we were born with

· By giving us his nature, his mind, his desires,

Christ lives in a Christian

2nd - is by the Holy Spirit

· Some say it’s the Holy Spirit we have in us and

not Christ.

· Yes the Holy Spirit brought the nature, the mind,

and the desires of Christ to us-

· But He and the Father, and the Son; all share the

same nature, the same mind, and the same desires

(These three are one)

The Holy Spirit Literally dwells in a Believer

a. The Holy Spirit will manifest the presence of

Christ in us

b. So while Jesus sits on the throne with the

Father, He also lives in a believer

Let’s look at the scripture again

Galatians 2:20

20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

3)Question-

What does it mean “the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God”

Answer-

I live by the faith of the Son of God, not by faith in the Son of God,

But by “the faith of the Son of God”

· Jesus is the one who furnishes the faith and

enables us to live and act as a Son of God

· Every man is given the measure of faith

This is the ability to believe and trust God

· The more we see our selves crucified with Christ,

the more his faith will work through us

The Indwelling Presence of Christ cont.

Look at this scripture-

Romans 6:1-11 (NIV)

4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.


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