Complete in Christ
1 The doctrine of substitution and identification is we died with Christ, we were buried with Christ, we were raised with Christ, we ascended with Christ, and we will be gathered with Christ when he returns.
What we seek determines our thought life and activity.
2 You determine to think about spiritual matters rather than worldly things. When Jesus was on the cross, Psalm 22 was on his mind.
3 2 Corinthians 5:15-17 Old things have passed away. Philippians 3:12 i.e. David’s child
4 Christ is coming back; keep your eyes on that day.
5-9 We haven’t the time in the swiftly moving moments of this life for the nonsense of sinful behavior. This conduct was ours because we were self-centered.
10 We have the choice of the old self or the new self. The new is created in the image of God.
Ephesians 4:20-24 The new self is created to be like God in righteousness, holiness, and truth. Live like God.
Colossians 3:11 Everyone has the same new life.
12 The new lifestyle has these qualities: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness...
14 Love is the perfect bond of unity (Philippians 2:1-11). Love is everything!
15 Let peace rule (Philippians 4:4-9). God will provide peace if you ask and seek, so much of our anxiety is rooted in our unwillingness to allow God to be in charge.
John 14:27 You have been given peace.
17 Do you want a blessed life? Be thankful.
Psalms 105:1 and 107:22
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