by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Colossians 3:1

0ur subject today is "Living the Risen Life." The
Risen Life of the Believer. Christianity is
practical; it is not just idealistic. It gets out of
the study and out of the prayer room or devotional
room and walks around in the home and at work and on
the streets, We believers ought to be walking
epistles of Christ.

In Colossians 3:1 we read, "If ye then be risen with
Christ." A Christian is one who is with Christ,
joined to the Lord Jesus Christ, risen with Christ.
A Christian has already "died" and has a
"resurrection" already. He is walking and living the
resurrection life.

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things
which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right
hand of God." This is the RISEN life of the believer
here and now, living the New Testament life. That is
the subject of our message: "The RISEN Life of the
Child of God."

One reason why the world is passing by the church
and the Christians is that Christianity has become
perfunctory. In most Christians the world doesn't
see much that is different from the world. But
Christians are to be different. The Christian life
IS DIFFERENT from the life of the non-Christian. The
believer's life IS different from the non-
believer's. There should be A WORLD of difference,
and there IS a world of difference. If there is no
difference, it is not true Christianity. There is no
Christ in it. What the Lord wants on this earth is
believers in Christ, and the reason He doesn't take
us to heaven is that we are here to witness to the
world for Christ not only talking it, but living it.

No one can get away from the witness of a real
Christian life. Someone said one time, "Well, that
speaker did away with the Christian religion, but he
didn't get rid of the life of my godly grandmother."
No, sir! That godly grandmother was a living
epistle, a living Bible, right before him. No ...

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