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Summary: A message from Colossians 2 dealing with what it means to Walk in Christ.

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Walk in Christ

Colossians 2:6 - "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him"

Walk is an action word. Christ�s call to the disciples was a call to action not one of inaction. They were called to be fishers of men. You can�t stand on the shore and catch a lot of fish.

What does it mean to "Walk" in this sense.

1. Walk in the Light - John 8:12

"Then spake Jesus again unto them saying, I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

Darkness flees from the light.

A lighthouse pushes back the darkness across the oceans to make the way straight for the ships sailing by. (Matt 5:16)

Illus: American Tract Society tract - _The_Light_

2. Walk in Wisdom - Col. 4:5-6

"Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man."

You can only know what to say _if_ you study ahead of time.

3. Walk in Watchfulness - Eph. 5:15

"See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise."

Satan is a roaring lion - trying to trap the unwary

4. Walk in newness of life - Rom. 6:4

"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 walk in newness of life."

Newness = Excitement, Wonder at the Creator, Always learning, Life free from sin�s power

5. Walk by Faith - 2 Cor. 5:7

"For we walk by faith, not by sight."

How can we please God otherwise?

6. Walk Honestly - 1 Thess. 4:12

"That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing."

Be honest in your dealings with others.

ex. The Use of Computer Software

7. Walk in the Spirit - Gal. 5:16

"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh."

Gal. 5:22-23 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

These fruits will defeat ALL satanic attacks!

Conclusion - Result of Walking after Christ

Col. 2:7 - "Rooted, built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.


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