LIVING LIFE TO ITS FULLEST
A STUDY IN COLOSSIANS
SERMON #11 OUR NEW AFFECTIONS IN CHRIST
If you are interested in "Living Life To Its Fullest" and really
The Most Out Of Life," I know of no better book of the Bible to
to than the book of Colossians. The book of Colossians declares
truth ... the only way to live life to its fullest is to be in
with Jesus Christ. For Jesus Christ is not just the "giver of
life." He is life.
(Col. 3:3) And when we are in Christ and Christ is in us, "He is
I believe the theme for the entire book of Colossians is found
Col 2:9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in
Col 2:10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the
every power and authority.
It has only been in my recent study of the book of Colossians
made a rich and wonderful discovery concerning what it means to
Christian. And that is, being a Christian not only means that
Christ is in me
... it also means that I am in Christ. And, in fact, the Bible
makes far more
frequent reference to our being in Christ than it does Christ's
being in us!
In our preaching and teaching we regularly emphasize "Christ
us," but seldom mention "our being in Christ." And because of
oversight, many believers have never discovered and experienced
fullness of life that is theirs by virtue of their position in
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