Christ Within   1 comment

Christ Within

Above:  Part of the Original Text

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Ephesians 3, 17a

…That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith….

I.

Not so much where do you live but does Christ dwell there with you?  Paul prays that our faith may be such that Christ may dwell in our hearts.

II.

Motto:  “Christ is the unseen guest in this house,” is not sufficient.  A guest dares not attempt to direct affairs of the house, and may depart.

III.

Where the heart is right Jesus dwells to direct and inspire the life–the greatest possible blessing.

IV.

Great results are expected to follow, as in this prayer.

(a)  Strengthened in the inner man in our Christian attitudes and convictions against the wrong, and our devotion to the life of righteousness, [the Holy] Spirit imparts divine power in our efforts toward God.

(b)  Will comprehend more and more of the love of God in Christ Jesus.  Communion with him will enrich our sense of the limitlessness of his love and strengthen our desires and purposes to abide in his love.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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