THE SECRET TO THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
The Story of Scripture, part 29
Galatians 2:20, ESV
David Platt, MBC Pastor-Teacher | September 22, 2019
Let's leave spectator Christianity behind. Let's break the pattern.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
JESUS DIED FOR YOU SO THAT HE MIGHT LIVE IN YOU.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A TOTALLY EXCHANGED LIFE.
You have given Jesus your sin; Jesus has given you His righteousness.
You have given Jesus your slavery to sin;
Jesus has given you His freedom over sin.
For freedom Christ has set us free . . .
You have given Jesus your defeat against sin; Jesus has given you His victory over sin.
ROMANS 7:24 – 25
. . . Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
You have given Jesus your judgment for sin; Jesus has given you His salvation from sin.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
You have given Jesus your death; Jesus has given you His life.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A SUPERNATURALLY EMPOWERED LIFE.
Jesus is in you, and you are in Jesus.
• The Christian life is not about what you do for Jesus, but what Jesus does in you.
• We are not living in debt to Jesus . . . we are living indwelled by Jesus!
Jesus is with you, and you are with Jesus.
Jesus died for meaningful relationship with you, not monotonous religious motion from you.
• Jesus works with you to accomplish His will in you . . . and in the world!
And they [the disciples] went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them . . .
2 CORINTHIANS 6:1
Working together with him . . .
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A WONDERFULLY RESTFUL LIFE.
The life of faith believes Jesus to be everything you need for every moment you live. We don’t strive after faith; we look to, lean on, trust in, and rest in the Faithful One.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS A COMPLETELY SECURE LIFE.
Jesus in you now is Jesus in you forever.
• COLOSSIANS 3:3, For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Jesus is in you, nothing can stand against you.