Re:Verse passage – Colossians 1:24-29 (day four)
How do you define discipleship? Is it a set of rules or a checklist of actions to perform? (Older Baptists remember the Broadman 8-point checklist on our offering envelopes as a child.) For Paul, discipleship was a relationship. His ministry was to make Christ known to all people…Gentiles as well as Jews. To be complete in Christ is to allow Christ to live His life through you. It is not living the Christian life…it is Jesus living through you by the power of the Holy Spirit.
What do people see when they observe your life? Do they see a devoted person living a disciplined, well-ordered life, based on Godly principles? Or, do they see the power of Christ shining through a surrendered life? When we accept Christ as our Savior, God places in us the means to accomplish everything He asks us to do. The Holy Spirit empowers us and lives through us. There is a difference!