Know – Apply – Share


Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  – Colossians 3:16-17

Being a Christian isn’t just about having received the gospel of Jesus Christ once, and putting our faith in Him and then not have our lives transformed by it. We learnt that receiving Christ  is to continue to accept Christ as our Lord in our daily living. But what does it mean to live with Christ as Lord? In Colossians 3 and this verse we see 3 things:

Know – The word of Christ is to dwell in us ‘richly’. As we read the Word, learn from it and trust in it, we  grow in our knowledge of Christ and this knowledge should permeate and fill every part of our Christian life.  In knowing Christ we understand who he is and what he has done, and what it means to live with Christ as Lord.

Apply – Knowing Christ isn’t just an intellectual exercise. This knowledge demands change in our lives as we submit our life to Christ. It means totally transforming our life so that we have put away our old ways and put on a new self, imitating Christ as we learn more about him. The Word sets our mind on God and other Christians, not on this world. In everything we do, we are to have Christ saturate our talk and and our deeds.

Share – Just as we come to understand God’s grace in Christ through hearing the gospel, so it should be natural that this good news be shared to others. When people see us living the way we are in Christ and for each other, they will come to know about Christ, opening doors for us to tell them about Him.

As we continue to study God’s word together, we learn to grow together in maturity in Christ, to love each other and to share God’s word. Finally, all this is possible because of God’s grace in Jesus, so let us always give thanks to him.

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