Christ's Way Is Greater

December 29, 2015 | by: Rob Benson | 0 comments

Posted in: PastorRobBenson | Tags: #Colossians, #MattsHouseChurch, #robbenson, #goodlivin, #GodLivin, #ChristsPower

The Deity (God Likeness) of Christ, which Paul set before the Colossians in the previous verses, proves beyond doubt that Christ is superior and supreme, and beyond the comprehension of man made philosophies and reason and ritual, therefore, Christ truly is above any and all other god’s the gnostics have concocted and are imploring you to follow, they are absolutely powerless to Change US.

Paul’s opening words, in chapter 3 of Colossians, reconnects us with this New Reality which is ours, the fact that we've been raised (Pictured in Baptism) to a New Way of Life, in Christ, and therefore the Old Way of doing life no longer has the absolute power to dominate and destroy us!  The Old Way of doing life, which Paul metaphorically associates with old, filthy, ratty, smelly clothes, naturally resulted in our destruction; but Paul demands that we and the Colossians REMEMBER that Christ's Way Is Better, the New Way, born out of the New Man that we've become IN CHRIST is absolutely superior to the Old put on the New Clothes, the Christ Likeness which bares witness to a world being destroyed by the Old Way, put on Christ...NO RACIAL divides, NO RULE keeping, NO CLASS separation, but TENDERHEARTEDNESS, MERCY, KINDNESS, HUMILITY, GENTLENESS, PATIENCE, GRACE, FORGIVENESS, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, UNITY IN COMMUNITY and PEACE...these New Clothes...Ways...Christ Incarnate Ways literally Change our world!

So, you putting on the New Clothes, or still trying to pull off something good in the old stinky, tattered, worthless ways?  Your power or His?  Your choice...

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