Colossians 3:1-4 (NLT)
3 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your[a] life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.
Ed Pelc, at the Monroeville Mall ice rink caused many folks to look up at the ceiling 2 stories away—for no reason at all! WE need to ‘look up’ to Jesus. We need to keep our focus on Him.
He is superior in His creation.
He is superior in His NEW creation, the Christian.
The ‘mirror mentality’… we reflect the glory of God, even as folks see us also.
Keep your heart on things above. Since you have been raised with Christ you have a new status, therefore, a whole new way of life — Matthew 6:19-21
Keep your mind on things above. Start a habit of thinking about things concerning Heaven — Ph. 4:8
5 Reasons to look up:
- We have died. It is no longer we who live, but Christ who lives in us — Gal. 2:20
- We are hidden in Christ, like a seed hidden in the soil
- HE is our life. Our culture tells us, ‘it’s all about you’… our Scripture tells us its all about Jesus
- “When” He returns
- * “Whenever” He appears.
- * He IS going to return — like a thief! ARE YOU READY?
- We’ll share in the glory!! — Our REAL position will be made known!!