banner
 
  Home >> Blogs >> You Are… Are You?

this user is offline now  bloggerbob
Send message

Subscribe



Categories:
  Religion & Philosophy
  Blogging
  Jobs, Work, Careers

Archive:
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011

Who Gives Kudos:



 

   [05 Jun 2012 | Tuesday]

You Are… Are You?

~ Images of Who The Christian Is ~

The Bible provides many images and word pictures of the Christian. Consider for example 1 Corinthians 3.

You Are Christ’s  ~   The chapter is addressed to those who already believe in Jesus Christ. “And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's” (verse 23).

You Are An Infant  (negative) ~  Spiritually the word picture is of a grown person who is still nursing from his mamma. And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able” (verses 1-2).

You Are Still Sinful (negative)  ~  Spiritually the word picture is of someone in college who has not learned the basics of the three Rs. “For you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? For when one says, ‘I am of Paul,’ and another, ‘I am of Apollos,’ are you not carnal?” (verses 3-4).

You Are God’s Worker (positive)  ~  The word picture is of a laborer who is working alongside other workers, including Jesus Christ, all with the same mind. “We are God's fellow workers” (verse 9a).   

You Are God’s Farmer (positive) ~  The word picture of farming suggests hard, consistent labor with the eye always on the harvest. “You are God's field” (verse 9b). 

You Are God’s Building (positive) ~  The word picture is that the Christian is part of something significant which God is building. “You are God's building” (verse 9).

If you are a Christian, a good question to ask yourself is, “How does my life align with these descriptions?” Remember that some are positive, but others are negative. 

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

Mood:
9:29 AM - 0 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add comment 

  Comments
 
|
|
|
|
|
 
Copyright © 2009 - 2012 True2ourselves. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.