By: Tim Sader
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)
Last week we learned that in Christ we have more than enough to satisfy our needs forever. Our praise song was Christ Is Enough by Hillsong. God chose us, the Gentiles, to reveal the glorious riches of the mystery which is Christ in us, the hope of glory. It is a mystery for us to understand how Christ can be in us all and save us from our sins. The greatness of God manifests itself in our lives to bring the hope of glory into our world. Today we will praise the Lord with the song Great In Us by Elevation Worship. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/W3Re3mzAAno or search for the song on YouTube. Our hearts can feel God rising and stirring hope within us. He is calling out to us as we hear His voice cutting through the darkness. He calls to us just as we cry out for love. Our Lord and savior is greater than our sin, His greater love begins through the power of the cross His love is Great In Us. When Paul first preached to the Galatians he did it while he had an illness. This illness seemed to them to be a trial for him but they accepted him like they would have an angel of the Lord without looking down on him. They might have even taken his place and given their eyes to him to relieve him the burden; though later they had trouble when he had to speak truth to them (Galatians 4:13-16). Often I can relate to Paul as he preached to them despite his illness. Everything I currently do is in spite of Muscular Dystrophy and progressive weakness to all of my muscles. Physically there is very little I can do without assistance but what I do have can be shared with others. I have the Lord and every single day I trust my life to Him because without Him I don’t think I could do this. If I have done anything good with my life it is because He is Great In Us and greatly to be praised.
Once we were counted as dead because of our sin but we are made alive again by Jesus Christ. No more can we let sin control our flesh by obeying our desire to do what is evil (Romans 6:11-12). Because of God’s love for us and His rich mercy we are made alive with Christ eventhough we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace we have been saved (Ephesians 2:4-5). The love of God is great enough for Him to have mercy on us and give us grace through His Son. If the Spirit of God lives in us we no longer belong to the realm of the flesh but in the realm of the Spirit. Even though our bodies are subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives us life through our righteousness in Christ. If the Spirit that raised Him up is in us, the Lord will also give life to our mortal bodies (Romans 8:9-11). The Spirit of God is Great In Us because we have been redeemed from death and can live this life abundantly in Him. God has made many promises to all who would believe in Him and His Son. In Him all these promises are yes, He has the final say over what we speak that brings glory to God. He makes it so we can stand firm in Christ. He has anointed, sealed us as His and deposited His Spirit in our hearts so that we can be sure of the glory that is to come (2 Corinthians 1:20-22). It is a great thing that He keeps all His promises to us so that we can trust in Him. Through faith in Christ we are made children of God; if we were baptized into Christ we are clothed with Him (Galatians 3:26-27). Christ is Great In Us if we will have faith that He can cover the filth with Himself. His grace is sufficient for us all because His power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). God is Great In Us because He meets us where we are weakest so that our boasting may show that His power is present in our lives.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16