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Allowing Christ To Live Through Us (6 of 6)
Series: WHAT WOULD JESUS DO
We have been talking about "What Would Jesus Do". We want our church to define its ministry by asking that question. We have talked about seeing through Jesus' eyes – ministering as Jesus ministered, loving people as Jesus loved people. And today we are going to talk about "Allowing Christ to Live Through Us". Do you allow Christ to live His life through your life?
If you have your Bible I want to invite your attention to Acts 4. There is a statement made about Peter and John that makes me know that when people looked at them they didn't see them but they saw Jesus. And that is my prayer for our church, that when people look at us they won't give us credit or the glory, but when people look at our church and our ministry they will truly see the Lord Jesus Christ. And they would say that church is doing what Jesus would do if He were here on the earth. Isn't that your prayer today? And the good news is we can be that church.
Acts 4:13 (NKJV) "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus."
Now they did not mean this as a compliment to Peter and John but certainly it was a compliment to them. And what greater compliment and what greater thing could anybody say about your life that when they look at your life they can tell that you have spent time with Jesus. These men were filled with the aroma of Jesus. When you looked at these men you could see the heart of Jesus, you could hear the voice of Jesus, you could sense the influence of Jesus, and you could feel the presence of Jesus Christ in their lives.
And because of that the Bible says when they saw the boldness of peter and John they were amazed, they marveled. Because here were men who were untrained and uneducated in the way of the world and yet there was a power ...
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