But Christ

PRAY

Remember to take time to pray & read the entire passages before you begin.

Galatians 2:20

WRITE

Like we talked about last time. When we come to know Jesus we have new life! Alleluia!

  • What do you think it means to be crucified with Christ?
  • When we put our lives in the hands of Jesus, how are we called to live now (see also Hebrews 12:1)?
  • We should be pursuing Christ and allowing Him to work in us to make us more like Him. Using these verses, write some ways that you can live this out each day.
    • And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.  For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? Luke 9:23-25
    • …throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.  Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.  Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:22-24NLT
    • Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1
    • And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 2:18

       “Christ in Me”
      by Jeremy Camp
      says it so beautifully!

GROW

Oh to look more like Jesus! Praying today that we each would strive to die to self and live for Christ! May we set aside our worldly wants & ways and instead live our lives as Kingdom citizens, allowing Him to transform us into His likeness. Praying for you!

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Live By Faith

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

Galatians 2:20

 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Galatians 2:20

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  • When you choose  to live as a follower of Christ how do you now identify with Christ’s crucifixion?
  • It is no longer about you, no longer about “your” life, instead it is about who lives in you! You live because of whom?
  • When you make the choice to follow Christ you are called not to live by our own wisdom but instead to live how?
  • As Christians we do not follow Christ just because he was wise, He was a prophet, or a great teacher – yes all those things are true. But we follow Christ because He chose to show His love for us in what way?
  • Jesus sacrificed Himself because He loves us, because He wants us to be with Him for eternity (John 3:16). You can trust Him with your life, you can put your faith in Him. Is there something that you are not willing to trust Jesus with? Confess it now, lay your life at His feet, and ask Him to help you trust Him as you walk with Him in faith trusting Him for your salvation and your life.

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The more we trust, the more we allow our life and our will to be directed by Christ, the more He can use us for His glory. Awesome! Christ lives in you!  Is there anything more that we could possibly desire?  Praying for you!