Thinking Like Jesus (9 of 9) by Jeff Strite

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Thinking Like Jesus (9 of 9)
Series: Jesus Is Lord
Jeff Strite
Colossians 4:1-6

OPEN: During a long and losing baseball game, the restless boys on the little league team began to question Ritchie, their assistant coach, about his attractive sister. How old was she? Was she going out with anyone...? Etc.
The head coach was beginning to get annoyed. Not only were they losing, but now he realized his boys didn't have their head in the game. So he decided to put a stop to it. In his frustration he hollared at the boys: ''When you're in the dugout, you boys talk BASEBALL!''
There was silence for about a minute and 1/2... and then a voice from end of the bench called out, ''So, Ritchie, does your sister play baseball?''

APPLY: Now that team may not have been motivated to win their baseball game... But they were motivated. Their minds were dominated by one tho't... Richie's sister.

That team had a passion that dominated their tho'ts and their conversations, and that passion - for Richies' sister - gave life and excitement to an otherwise dull and depressing game. It made the difference between an experience that was dragging them down and one that would lift them up and make their lives worth living.

Paul tells us in Colossians - that we have a similar passion. A passion that makes our lives unique and exciting. And, it's a passion that Paul says we must NEVER lose.

Colossians 2:6 ''just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, CONTINUE to live in him...

Colossians 3:1 ''Since... you have been raised with Christ, SET YOUR HEARTS on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God...''

Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ RULE in your hearts...''

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ DWELL in you richly...''

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, DO IT ALL IN THE NAME of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.''

Again, and again, and again, Paul tells us REMEMBER our relationshi ...


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