Come to Me, all who [have it all figured out] and [have no needs], and I will give you [more prosperity].
Who says Christians must have everything figured out and be living a perfect life? Not Jesus. He has a special place in His heart for the sick, poor, and broken people of this world.
I’m glad I don’t have it all figured out, so that in my ignorance I can realize my need to live by His life and not mine.
Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
The article in the title was posted by Jon Zens on Facebook. You can read the article here.
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7I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. 8Although I am less than the least of all God’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. — Ephesians 3:7-12
The unsearchable riches of Christ. Unsearchable. Other translations say unfathomable, unending, boundless, incalculable, exhaustless, untraceable, riches. Treasures. All stored up in Christ.
And then there’s this mystery, which is also in Christ. And what is it? “In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” In Him. In Christ.
There seems to be a lot of stuff “in Him”. Riches. Treasures. Purpose. Freedom. And it is exhaustless…
So here’s a little sliver of cyberspace where I hope we can at least begin to fathom the Unfathomable One, to trace out the riches of the Untraceable One. No gimmicks. Nothing for sale. No agenda. No left vs. right, donkey vs. elephant, peace vs. war, KJV vs. NIV. Just Jesus. Join me if you like. Comment. Share. Contribute. It’ll be fun!
Experiencing Christ—Taking Christ as Our Living
Pattern, Goal, Power, and Secret
- Introduction (1:1-2)
- Living Christ to magnify Him (1:3-30)
- Fellowship for the furtherance of the gospel (1:3-18)
- Magnifying Christ by living Him (1:19-26)
- Striving along with the gospel with one soul (1:27-30)
- Taking Christ as the pattern and holding Him forth (2:1-30)
- Joined in soul, thinking the one thing (2:1-4)
- Taking Christ as the pattern (2:5-11)
- Working out our salvation to hold forth Christ (2:12-16)
- A drink offering upon the sacrifice of faith (2:17-18)
- The apostle’s concern for the believers (2:19-30)
- Pursuing Christ to gain Him (3:1-21)
- Serving by the Spirit and not trusting in the flesh (3:1-6)
- Counting all things loss on account of Christ (3:7-11)
- Gaining Christ by pursuing Him (3:12-16)
- Awaiting Christ for the transfiguration of the body (3:17-21)
- Having Christ as the secret of sufficiency (4:1-20)
- Thinking the same thing and rejoicing in the Lord (4:1-4)
- Excellent characteristics in living (4:5-9)
- The believers’ fellowship with the apostle and the apostle’s secret of sufficiency (4:10-20)
- Conclusion (4:21-23)
Subject and Outline by Witness Lee