Monday, August 09, 2010

The main event

Paul's focus for the churches was Christ in them. The other things were side issues. They were important issues, but they were momentary diversions from the main course. If we could have heard one of Paul's typical teaching session, I am confident he would have been teaching Christ in you.

Once someone begins living from the reality of Christ in them, which is the solid food of the gospel, they are weaned from the milk. They need the do's and don'ts less and less. They have learned to allow Christ to live His life through them. And the truth is this: Christ in us doesn't steal and isn't lazy and doesn't do all the other things that Paul says not to do. But Christ in us doesn't need the do's and don'ts. He authored them. He lives them naturally through us as we learn to allow Him to.— The Rest of the Gospel: When the partial Gospel has worn you out, page 158

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's really good. It makes alot of sense. Thanks -Renee