Tuesday, January 17, 2006

"...Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27)

My church has this “verse for the year” tradition. And, this year it’s Colossians 1:27. I’ve really gotten blessed by our verse this year.

We’ve had a sermon entitled “In Christ alone” around the text of Colossians 1:1-8 which amplifies and fleshes out our theme verse.

You can listen online or download the MP3 by right clicking and selecting “Save Target As” here.

Fame and Fortune are fleeting if at all attainable.

And, at death we leave all of earthly ‘glory’ behind.

But the Christian at death obtains the glory for which “Christ in us” has been the “hope”: it’s the genuine article.

We have Christ “in us” which is what every believer is promised
( John 20:22
, Acts 2:38, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Romans 8:9, and many others).

This is what it means to be a “Christian”.

1 comment:

Neil said...

Our only hope of glory is Christ in us! Awesome blog. Greetings from Biddeford, Maine USA
Neil http://www.neilshouse.com/forum/