Day Five: The Epic Worldview

Romans 6:4-6 (NLT) 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was.

 2 Corinthians 2:2 (NIV) 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

[Those in Christ] are free lords of all things, not bound to the whims of chance or the exigencies of life and death. The future is no cause for panic; it is already theirs. In light of such expansive realities, how can the Corinthians say, “I am of Paul or Apollos”? That is too narrow, too constricted a view. Apollos-and Paul, and Peter, and the whole universe–is yours. You do not belong to them; they belong to you, as your servants, because “you–and they–are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s”. [NICNT, Fee p.154]

The implications of being united with Christ in his death and resurrection are staggering. They are truly epic. Too epic in fact. Without the help of the Spirit, our human minds are utterly incapable of comprehending the full scale and scope of Jesus’ work on the cross. Like the Corinthians, we may settle for thoughts and world-views that are too small and limited. But our lives in Christ are epic. Let’s join in with Paul, being fixated on Christ crucified. Let’s allow the Spirit to take our breath away with all the blessings that have come to us in Christ. Let’s worship to the song “How Great Is Your Love” (click here) by Passion.

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