Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
If I could summarise in one sentence what has the modern church today has lost sight of, it would be this; We work so hard to inject all our knowledge, skills, resources, money and energy into our churches and ministries and have lost sight of the only one true thing that we need – that is Christ Jesus our Lord.
The bible confirms for us that Christ is our rock, our foundation. He is the truth, our life, the only way. We know our heavenly father through Christ, and we received His spirit because of what Christ did for us. All things were created in Him, by Him and Through Him. We know that through repentance and acceptance of him we have eternal life. He know dwells IN us through His spirit.
If I could sum up Christ it would be that he is our ‘All – In –All’
All born again Christians will acknowledge the role of Christ as being pivotal in having a relationship with God, but when it comes to living, Christ doesn’t become the foundation and mainstay of everything they say and do.
The early church were labelled as ‘followers of the way’ because they taught, lived and breathed Christ in every area of their life.. Its time we rekindled our relationships with our first love and made him preeminent and supreme and placed Him at the centre of everything in our lives. I believe this is what is changing the face of Christianity today. People are rediscovering this a Truth that is only found In Him.
Awakening has one goal – To know Christ, function as His body and be built up into Him.
Colossians 1:15-22 sheds light on this eternal truth.
“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For IN him ALL things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created THROUGH him and FOR him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have ALL HIS fullness dwell IN him, and through him to reconcile to himself ALL things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds
because of your evil behaviour. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.”
What do you think?