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What does it mean to Live Christ Centered?

Jesus gets the glory!

A Christ-centered life begins with realising that the source of everything we are is the Lord. Provider and preparer of a Home for us. He created us, He owns us. He gifted us with talents, He authors our story, and every blessing that we receive comes from Him!

Christ is the source for our daily righteousness. We have no internal desire or moral ability to live up to biblical standards on our own. But in Christ, we have everything we need for godly living.

The Spirit of God’s role it is to glorify Christ and intercede Christ’s life to you and me. That will produce spiritual power or bring change into any life that is resting in the value, meaning, and abundance of Christ as the source and ground of all life and meaning.

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What is a Christ Centered Life?

Simply put- it is placing the name of Jesus higher than any other name. Higher than anyone or anything else in your life.

A Christ-centered life means that the Person of Jesus is the motivation for everything we think, say and do. Many of us leave little room for Christ in our Christianity. By that, I mean that our ability to “keep the law” or our pride is what defines our faith, not the Person of Jesus.

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Jesus is Home!

Is your Christianity intimate and personal? Do you want to know Christ? and be part of His work? How can you please Him? Live to be incarnate of His character? A Christ-centered life is deeply intimate and motivated by a relationship with Christ.

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If we want to experience the transformed life, we must understand and count on who we are in Christ and how that affects our walk in life. Romans 6, understanding the practical implications of our position and union in Christ is foundational to Romans 7 and Romans 8, the walk in and by the Spirit of God.

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It’s not wrong to pursue personal goals, but the glory of Christ is the orienting compass that gives direction to all others.

Because we want Christ to be known, honoured, worshiped and obeyed, we submit every other attainable goal to Him. Our decisions are no longer controlled by selfish desires, but by new desires we get from His love.

We have hope in the here and now, because Christ has promised his presence and grace until we go home.

Ask yourself: is your life Christ-centered?

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  7. Sophia Lorena Benjamin – India – Here's a quick introduction to me, I hope you like it: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWueaTClFgRYflNdBlATKDQ/about

    Hi Steven:
    So nice to see your happiness, growth and blessings.
    Hope this message finds you well. Just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that i’ve recently begun sharing a few inspiring thoughts via YouTube through a live stream done mostly every Saturday. As someone I admire for being part of life’s journey, I wanted to share this invite with you so you too can be blessed.
    If you or someone you know is going through a difficult situation, everything can change when we commit these situations to God.
    He can give us victory, no matter what the issue…no matter what picture the adversaries and obstacles paint around us…no matter what is going on in the world…no matter how hopeless and fearful things may appear.
    Instead of being worried and afraid, we can trust in the Lord. He can turn around any situation.
    Today, as you watch this video and listen to the message, allow God to turn your frustrations into a testimony of a 180 degree change in that situation.
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      1. Sophia Lorena Benjamin – India – Here's a quick introduction to me, I hope you like it: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWueaTClFgRYflNdBlATKDQ/about

        Blessings to you Stephen. Here’s the invite https://youtu.be/dl2BOT_OcLE I hope you are able to log in when it starts and watch and share a comment. Blessings to you and feel free to invite anyone needing prayer as I will be praying for God to do something marvellous.

      2. Sophia Lorena Benjamin – India – Here's a quick introduction to me, I hope you like it: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWueaTClFgRYflNdBlATKDQ/about

        Hi Stephen: There were technical issues with the previous link. Can you check this one please?

      3. Sophia Lorena Benjamin – India – Here's a quick introduction to me, I hope you like it: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWueaTClFgRYflNdBlATKDQ/about

        Hi Stephen: hope you had time to watch the video after a bit of technical snags I faced. I didn’t want to give up in spite of a few things happening which were trying to force me to stop. Let me know.

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