Our Life – Lesson 16

OUR LIFE Scripture Reading: Col. 3:4; Phil. 1:21; Gal. 2:20 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.  (Colossians 3:4) For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  (Philippians 1:21) I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  (Galatians 2:20) I. CHRIST OUR LIFE Many Christians have a wrong concept about the Lord Jesus. They think that the Lord set up a good pattern for us while He was on earth and that we should imitate this pattern. It is true that the Bible charges us to imitate the Lord (Rom. 15:5; 1 Cor. 11:1; etc.). But the Bible does not tell us to do this by ourselves. There is something we must see before we can imitate Him. Many people want to imitate the Lord, but they repeatedly fail. They regard the Lord like they regard good Chinese calligraphy, something to be copied stroke by stroke. They do not realize how frail man is and that no fleshly energy could give man enough strength to imitate Him. Some Christians think that they can ask the Lord to empower them simply because the Bible says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Phil. 4:13). They feel that there … Continue reading Our Life – Lesson 16