Walk in Him, Christ Jesus the Lord

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When we “walk in Him”, we’re not doing a casual, window-shopping style of stroll.  I think it should be similar to power walking, but without relying on our own power and strength to accomplish things in the Kingdom.  We will successfully walk in Him when the power of the Holy Spirit is operating through us so we can fully accomplish the tasks and assignments that God will be calling us to do for Him in this life.



1. Answer the following questions about the metaphors the Apostle Paul used in Colossians 2:6-7. 
  a) First Paul reminds his readers that since they received Jesus by faith, so too they must
    by faith in His power.
  b) In the agricultural metaphor, just as a tree is “rooted,” we are to be grounded in the soil of God’s Word. This image most likely comes from the beautiful picture in Jeremiah 17:8. What happens when a tree is planted by water?
   
  c) When we are rooted in a relationship with Christ, we will have everything we need for ... (2 Peter 1:3)
   
  d) Ephesians 2:20 tells us that at conversion we were built on the foundation of
    with Christ Jesus Himself as the
   
    Paul used the construction image in our verse to illustrate that even though our foundation is built on Christ, we must continue to build and add on - so that we’re continually “being built up in him.”
  e) The next metaphor compares believers to students.  We’re to continue to study and learn more about God, so that our faith is
   
  f) As we receive instruction in Biblical truth, it should produce inner joy. The more we understand grace, the more gratitude we will have. Paul used the word “abounding” to give the mental picture of a river bursting over its banks, overflowing with
   
   

In other words, Colossians 2:6-7 challenges us to …

  • Grow downward by being “rooted”
  • Grow upward by being “built up”
  • Grow inward so that we can be “strengthened in the faith”
  • Grow outward as we “overflow with thankfulness”

2. In order to move about the hill country of Galilee, Jesus walked. To make the customary three trips to Jerusalem each year to keep the Holy Days of Passover, Pentecost, and the fall festivals (Leviticus 23 and Luke 2:41-42), Jesus would have walked about 150 miles round-trip for each occasion. Just to keep the Holy Days, Jesus would have walked in excess of 450 miles each year. When you consider that He probably walked at least a mile or more every day during the rest of the year, Jesus could have easily walked more than 1,000 miles every year.

When the apostle Paul said we are to walk in Him, he meant …
  We should walk at least 2.5 miles a day, so we will have walked about 1,000 miles every year just like Jesus.
  A Christ-like life is one of study, prayer, meditation and contemplation – and so going for long walks isn’t actually the best use of our time. To walk in Him, it would be more beneficial to spend our leisure time reading the Bible instead.
  Jesus lived a physically active life as an example for us to follow. As we walk in Him, we should strive to be both physically and spiritually healthy – by taking care of our bodies (the temples of the Holy Spirit – 1 Cor. 6:19) and by study so we are always prepared to correctly handle the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:15).
  All of the above.

3. Who and/or what is Jesus in of these books of the Bible?
  a) Philippians:
   
  b) Psalms:
   
  c) Revelations:
   
  d) Acts:
   
  e) Proverbs:
   
  f) Matthew:
   
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