It is evident from the teaching of the Scriptures that Christ comes to us and gives Himself to us, placing us in His fellowship, in and through His Word. This article is about Jesus Christ as the central focus of our preaching, the relation of law and gospel, and Jesus Christ and the believer's new life.
What does it mean that a believer dies to the flesh in Christ and lives to righteousness in Christ? The article addresses this question by referring mainly to 1 Peter 2:24 and Colossians 3:1-11. It then discusses what should be the Christian's response in view of this gracious transformation in his life.
The Christian life finds its motive and purpose in true biblical doctrine. Without true doctrine there is no true Christian living. This is what God has joined together, and this is what distinguishes Christians from non-Christians in their moral behaviour.
True freedom can only be experienced once we are freed from sin and made slaves to Christ. This article shows how such freedom flows to bring freedom in the community.
Entitlement breeds bitterness. This is not the attitude Christians must have. Like Christ, Christians are expected to lead a life of servanthood. It is only in being secure in Christ that the slavery of entitlement is destroyed. Let the article explain.