A New Approach To Life by Rick Ferguson

LIVING LIFE TO ITS FULLEST
A STUDY IN THE BOOK OF COLOSSIANS

SERMON #13 "A NEW APPROACH TO LIFE"
COLOSSIANS 3:15-17

Being a Christian is no small thing. It is a total life
consuming
experience.

Knowing Christ is no small thing for the true Christian. He is
not
merely "a part" of someone's life. He is their life.

Ex: I had a young couple visit me recently who were
contemplating
marriage. She was a Christian, he was not. They were in
trouble
because they were discovering they had two totally different
world views.

Now the young man grew up in a church, believed in God,
attended church fairly regularly. But the church he attended
did
not preach the gospel or emphasize salvation. He had never been

born again. For him, "Christianity, church and religion" were
just a part of his life. And in fact it was a minor part of his
life
that he could easily abandon when other "parts" of his life
crowded it out. He could take it or leave it.

I told him, he could not possibly understand the things his
girlfriend was sharing with him until he experienced it. For
her,
Christ was not just a part of her life ... He was her life.

For the true believer, Christ is not merely a "part" of their
life like:
bowling
hunting
jogging, etc.
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For the true believer Christ is their WHOLE LIFE!

Jesus Christ consumes everything they are and everything they
do.
Jesus Christ saturates and permeates every part of their being.

This is why Paul tells us i ...


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