May 11, 2010
By far, the apostle Paul’s favorite way to describe himself and all people of God was to say that we are “in Christ.” Indeed, this is the most important description of the believer’s position before God. In this message from Colossians 3, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us that as Christians, our identity is found solely in Christ. Rather than look to the world for blessing, then, as the culture does, we need only look to Jesus and all the benefits that are ours in Him.
1If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ who is your1 life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:2 sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6On account of these the wrath of God is coming.3 7In these you too once walked, when you were living in them.
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.