Pursue The Lord
As we began our new series, we looked at the Christian’s responsibility to pursue Christ. We saw from God’s word that pursuing Christ requires a “fight”; an effortful struggle to follow after Christ. In order to do this, we were reminded to choose our battles; keeping our walk with Christ the primary object in which we invest our energy and resources. We were also reminded to claim our identity in Christ; we don’t function from who we were in our sin, but take action in who Christ is making us to be–a reflection of Himself. We also saw the importance of cherishing the faith; we guard what we cherish and therefore should cherish not only our faith but the faith of others. Finally, we were reminded to center our focus on Christ, the true prize and reward of our faith. True followers of Christ take up their cross and follow after the Savior.