Nurturing Your Life as a Royal

As believers, we have been given a new identity and purpose as part of God’s royal family. In this sermon based on Colossians 3:1-11, Senior Pastor David Rose explores what it means to daily seek Christ as King, to lean into His Spirit in the fight against sin, and to walk in renewed life.

Further Study

  • What does it mean that our lives are “hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3)? How does understanding our position in Christ empower us against sin (Romans 8:1-2)?
  • What does it look like in practical terms to “set your minds on things above” daily (v.2)? How can meditating on Christ’s perfection help us put sin to death (Philippians 4:8-9)?
  • How does understanding that our old sinful nature has been crucified with Christ (v.5; Romans 6:6) provide strength to “put to death” earthly deeds?
  • When we are tempted to greed, lust, or anger (vv. 5, 8), how can remembering Christ’s provision embolden us to draw near to the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:14-16)?
  • In what ways can we actively “put on” compassion, kindness, etc. toward all people in Christ? (v.12; Galatians 3:27-28).

The Gospel

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Reach out

Scripture says that through faith in Christ’s death and resurrection, our lives are now “hidden with Christ in God” – we have a new identity secured in Him.

Not only this, but Jesus empowers us to flee from earthly, sinful things (vv. 5-9). He gives strength to “put to death” sins like lust, greed and anger that used to control us. Through Christ, are rescued from judgment for sin.

Most importantly, Jesus enables us to walk in a new way – to be continually renewed according to His likeness (vv. 10-11). Our “new self” is made righteous through Christ’s perfect life credited to us.

Through trusting in Jesus Christ – in His death taking the punishment for sins, burial and victorious resurrection – we can be rescued from sin’s power and death’s grip. By faith in Christ alone we receive new life, a new identity, and grace to live holy lives for His glory. This is truly good news for all who believe.