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Day 5 – A real life union

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Colossians 2:6-15 (NIV)

6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. 11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Colossians 3:1-4 (NIV)

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Reflection:

We have been united with Christ through faith and by grace. We have been deeply rooted in Him. Nothing can uproot who we are or break the union we have with Him. We have been taught Christ, and what we have been taught is true and immovable. Christ is our life and real living flows from our union with Him – so live it! Be serious about the way of Christ – in other words – don’t allow hollow, deceptive and intellectual nonsense sway or captivate your thoughts. You are in union with Christ and therefore the fullness of deity is alive in you, meaning the fullness of God’s power that extends over everything is how we live this real life union.

Response:

Let’s thank God for this incredible union that has been made real in us through His grace. Let’s pray for our churches and those that God has called us to minister to. Let’s pray that more and more we would not allow hollow, deceptive and intellectual nonsense to sway or captivate our thoughts. May we experience the fullness of God’s power doing this in us as we remain deeply rooted in Him.

Day 4 - Every thought taken captive for Christ

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Day 3 - Power to please

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Day 2 - Grace to help us

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Day 1 - We have the mind of Christ

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Broadcast - The Renewed Mind

Sunday, May 20th, 2012