Spiritual Gifts part 218: A crucified man is no trouble to anyone.

Mar 10:32-34; Gal 2:20; Luk 19:1-10; Joh 14:20,23

ROMANS-336-120122 - length: 73:26 - taught on Jan, 22 2012

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John Farley
January 22, 2012

Spiritual Gifts Part 218: A crucified man is no trouble to anyone.

MAR 10:27
Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”

GAL 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

This story invites us to go into the death of the cross.

And as they walk, Jesus begins to tell them about His death and His rising again.

I am the rich young man.
And the only way out is the crucified and risen Christ - who lives in me, and I in Him.

This time it is a man by the name of Zaccheus. He is also rich. He is the rich older man.

This rich one is older and wiser. So he does not go away sad but he keeps going on ahead until something from God is provided for him.

The rich young man grieved at this point because he is afraid that he may never be able to change himself in this area. The possibility mortified him.

On the other hand, Zaccheus was a tax collector. A chief sinner. So he was totally convinced that he could not change himself.

Sometimes we just have to notice how Jesus is looking at us.

Rich young man Christ's dying and rising foretold Rich older man

JOH 14:23
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him”.

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
C.S. Lewis

I am the rich young man.
And the only way out is Christ in me.

We simply need to learn how to live on the basis of who and what Christ is.

There is no question about whether Christ can do it because He has already done it.

JOH 14:20
“In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me [union with Christ], and I in you [indwelling of TLJC].”

In the area of _____, I have been crucified with Christ…

When it comes to ___, I must live by faith in the Son of God - SOLELY.

A crucified man is no trouble to anyone anymore.

Faith means turning to Christ and saying, “I turn this completely over to You”.