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The Impulses That Energized Jesus’ Life Are In Us!

March 30, 2016

“When God forgives us for violating his design, he pours his life into us; and that restores our capacity to connect, first with him, then with others. He makes us alive with the actual life of Christ. The energy with which Jesus heard and obeyed the Father, the impulses that lay behind everything he did – his tenderness with the lame man, his indignation with the moneychangers, his patience with Philip, his red-hot scorn of the Pharisees, his love for children, his resolve to endure injustice without complaint – are in us. The impulses that energized Jesus’ life on earth are actually in us. That’s part of what it means to be alive in Christ.”

Dr. Larry Crabb, Connecting, Page 36

Questions for Reflection:
• When you consider the reality that, as a believer, you are “alive in Christ,” what comes to mind – going to heaven when you die, being a child of God, having access to God through prayer, etc?
• In what ways does being “alive in Christ” have the potential to impact the way that you engage others?
• Ask the Holy Spirit to deepen your understanding of what it means to live as one alive with the very life of Jesus today.

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