No Creed but Christ:
“Walking in Christ”
Colossians 2:6-8
©Good News Community Fellowship;
Marikina City, Philippines
Proposition:
“Walking in Christ is the natural way
Christians should make progress and
following in His footsteps is the w...
Introduction
Walking in Christ is the only way to
make progress in our spiritual
development. We cannot run the race
until...
As we walk in Him we will grow in Him
and become established in our faith. It
is Christ who must be the very sphere
of our...
In fact, walking speaks of the normal
pattern of living. It suggests the steady
progress of the one who is patiently
going...
Again, our creed is Christ – He’s all we
need to know to belong to His church.
“So then, just as you received Christ
Jesus...
Our entrance to the Church (people of
God and not the building) is our faith in
Christ. At that very moment, the Holy
Spir...
Then we are commanded to “continue
to live in him.” Meaning, when we
received Christ in our life, that’s only
the beginnin...
In other words, we begin in Christ and
we will continue in Christ. In effect,
Christ is both the center and
circumference ...
The Four Anchors - that describe the
growing plant and the rising building to
give a full illustration of the developing
C...
1. Rooted in Him
This suggests the thought of something
which took place in the past, but
whose effects persist in the pre...
In other words, our life in anchored in
Christ and our root is connected with
Christ the very source of our spiritual
nour...
2. Built up in Him
This speaks of the steady growth of the
structure built in Christ as foundation
and rising steady from ...
In these two metaphors, there is a
common feature in both of them.
Christ is the life and strength of the
plant and he is ...
3. Strengthen in the faith
They know what they believe and
understand their beliefs and become
strong in their conviction ...
They are established in their faith
(body of beliefs) and no one can lead
them astray for they are anchored on
the Word of...
4. Overflowing with thankfulness
Believers who are rooted, built up, and
strengthened in the faith, they become
more grate...
Gratitude is a joyful response whereby
blessings that drop down into our lives
return to the Giver in the form of
unending...
In life, there are two choices that we
make: a choice between gratitude or
grumbling. Grumbling overlooks
blessings while ...
Summary
a) As we walk in Christ we are deeply
rooted.
b) As we walk in Christ we are being
built up in Him – that connotes...
c) As we walk in Christ we are being
established in our faith (body of
beliefs).
d) As we walk in Christ we will
overflow ...
Conclusion
Let our life continue to be in harmony
with the fact that we are Christians
who have accepted Christ Jesus the
...
Song: “Walking with Jesus”
Walking everyday, all along the way
Walking with Jesus
Walking with Jesus along.
Walking in the...
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Walking with Christ 23MAR2014

  1. 1. No Creed but Christ: “Walking in Christ” Colossians 2:6-8 ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  2. 2. Proposition: “Walking in Christ is the natural way Christians should make progress and following in His footsteps is the way to be like Him.” ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  3. 3. Introduction Walking in Christ is the only way to make progress in our spiritual development. We cannot run the race until we learn to walk with Christ. And, if we will not walk we will stagnate and begin to sink down like in a quicksand. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  4. 4. As we walk in Him we will grow in Him and become established in our faith. It is Christ who must be the very sphere of our spiritual growth and development. We are to walk where he walked and what he walked. And we are to walk in complete dependence upon Him. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  5. 5. In fact, walking speaks of the normal pattern of living. It suggests the steady progress of the one who is patiently going with life in all its facets without quitting even in times of life’s storms. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  6. 6. Again, our creed is Christ – He’s all we need to know to belong to His church. “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him.” ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  7. 7. Our entrance to the Church (people of God and not the building) is our faith in Christ. At that very moment, the Holy Spirit put us in union (join us) with the body of Christ. Thus we belong to His Church. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  8. 8. Then we are commanded to “continue to live in him.” Meaning, when we received Christ in our life, that’s only the beginning of our life in Christ. It does not stop there but it starts a new life of living and walking in and with Christ. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  9. 9. In other words, we begin in Christ and we will continue in Christ. In effect, Christ is both the center and circumference of our life. Therefore, our life must revolve in Christ. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  10. 10. The Four Anchors - that describe the growing plant and the rising building to give a full illustration of the developing Christian life: ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  11. 11. 1. Rooted in Him This suggests the thought of something which took place in the past, but whose effects persist in the present. The “rooting by faith” meant an organic union with Christ. So that now there is a permanent source of life for the growth of the spiritual plant. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  12. 12. In other words, our life in anchored in Christ and our root is connected with Christ the very source of our spiritual nourishment and strength. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  13. 13. 2. Built up in Him This speaks of the steady growth of the structure built in Christ as foundation and rising steady from the ground up to the first floor and then to the next and higher and still higher. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  14. 14. In these two metaphors, there is a common feature in both of them. Christ is the life and strength of the plant and he is the binding force of the building. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  15. 15. 3. Strengthen in the faith They know what they believe and understand their beliefs and become strong in their conviction and committed in Christ’s teaching. And so they will not be blown to and fro with every wind of doctrine. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  16. 16. They are established in their faith (body of beliefs) and no one can lead them astray for they are anchored on the Word of God taught by Paul. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  17. 17. 4. Overflowing with thankfulness Believers who are rooted, built up, and strengthened in the faith, they become more grateful and are overflowing with thankfulness. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  18. 18. Gratitude is a joyful response whereby blessings that drop down into our lives return to the Giver in the form of unending, loving and spontaneous adoration. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  19. 19. In life, there are two choices that we make: a choice between gratitude or grumbling. Grumbling overlooks blessings while gratitude finds blessings everywhere, even in the most unlikely places and situations. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  20. 20. Summary a) As we walk in Christ we are deeply rooted. b) As we walk in Christ we are being built up in Him – that connotes the process of being more like Christ. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  21. 21. c) As we walk in Christ we are being established in our faith (body of beliefs). d) As we walk in Christ we will overflow in gratitude to God. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  22. 22. Conclusion Let our life continue to be in harmony with the fact that we are Christians who have accepted Christ Jesus the Lord. We embraced Him with a living faith and we must continue to walk and live in Him. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines
  23. 23. Song: “Walking with Jesus” Walking everyday, all along the way Walking with Jesus Walking with Jesus along. Walking in the sunrise Walking in the shadow Walking everyday, all along the way Walking with Jesus Walking with Jesus along. ©Good News Community Fellowship; Marikina City, Philippines

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