Jesus is Our Life

Feb 19, 2023    Walt Davis

Dear Holy Ones,

Hopefully our time going through this list of “The Top 10 Things Everyone, Especially Christians, need to know about Christianity” has been fruitful, meaningful, and encouraging. So much of what we are seeing is so foundational but oddly enough, it just isn’t talked about much if at all. If you’ve missed any of the first four messages, let me encourage you to go to the Church Archive to check them out!

This week we are on #6 - Jesus isn’t a priority in your life. He is your life! I’m sure you have heard and tried to implement the idea that Jesus is to be the #1 priority of your life, then #2 is your family, then #3 is your job and so on. And so we spend so much time, energy, and effort striving to put Jesus #1 in our life. Everything becomes in competition with Jesus. Family competes with Jesus—am I spending too much time with my family and not enough with Jesus? Our jobs compete with Jesus—are we spending too much time at work and not enough with Jesus?

Is this the way it’s supposed to work where Jesus is in competition with our families, our careers, our hobbies, etc? What if the reality is much, much better? What if, instead of Jesus competing for #1 priority in our life, Jesus is our life?

This is exactly what Paul wrote in Colossians 3:4. He says Jesus is our life. But what does that look like for Jesus to be our life? What does that mean for Jesus to be our life? We’ll dive into this on Sunday at Mosaic, but let me tease you by saying it’s a whole lot better than living with Jesus in competition with our family, careers, and hobbies!

I really hope you’ll be able to join us!

Walt Davis