The Christ Of Jesus Christ

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The church is comprised of those who have put their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. However, there are some Christians who make a profession of faith, but their lives do not reflect their profession. There needs to be an understanding that once a Christian comes to faith in Christ they are to die to self and to live for Christ. This is the point A. W. Tozer makes in The Crucified Life. The following reading reflection will focus on four points that are important to our lives as Christians, and apply those principles to ministry.
Principles
The crucified life is one of the most important principles Tozer presents. He defines the crucified life as, “a life wholly given over to the Lord in absolute humility and obedience: a sacrifice pleasing to the Lord.” This is important because many Christians are trying to live their lives for themselves, not understanding that committing one’s life to Christ means dying to self. This means a Christian must act, think, and be more like Jesus Christ every day. Many Christians have shown their commitment to Christ by dying for the faith. Today, Christians need to show their commitment to Christ by living for Him, and dying to self.
The second point that Tozer makes that is worth attention is to define Christian. What Tozer wrote is true today. There are many professing Christians, but those who show no fruit. They call themselves Christians because they prayed a prayer, walked an aisle, or signed a card. Or, someone has told…

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