Seek the Things of Christ
October 15, 2017 Preacher: Series: The Letter to the Colossians
Scripture: Colossians 3:1–4
Key Truth: We cultivate the resurrected life by seeking the things of and setting our minds on Christ above.
Q: What most influences the way you see and interact with the world?
“The chief business of the Christian is to maintain his relationship with Christ.”
Dick Lucas, The Message of Colossians and Philemon
Seek and Set Your Mind on Things Above:
Cultivating the Resurrected Life
“The heavenly realm centres around the one with whom they have been raised and since he is in the position of authority at God’s right hand, nothing can prevent access to this realm and to God’s presence and there can be no basic insecurity about the salvation they have in him and its final outcome.”
Andrew T. Lincoln, Paradise Now and Not Yet
Q: What are you currently seeking and/or setting your mind on? How is it affecting how you live?
Colossians 3:1-4 teaches us that:
-we cultivate the resurrected life by seeking the things of and setting our minds on Christ above
“We have taught that the sinner does not dwell upon his own compunction (guilt) or tears, but fixes both eyes upon the Lord’s mercy alone.”
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 3.4.3