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The Life of the Christian
The Life of the Christian from Isaiah 11:1 shows us the promise and power of the Messiah, the descendant of Jesse. This also reminds us of our roots in Christ and not the church itself. Isaiah Living Commentary.
The Spirit encourages all Christians to fully respond to God in their lives. Let’s see what this is all about.
A. The Life of the Christian (Isaiah 11:1)
B. The Spirit in the Christian (Isaiah 11:2)
C. The Walk of the Christian (Isaiah 11:3-5)
What is this call that demands us to drop all for the sake of all?!
“Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit” (Isaiah 11:1).
The Christian is only as strong as He is in Christ. The Christian is not the root. We are not the trunk but simply the branches that grow from this tree.
“I ((Jesus) am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
Power and vision for the church derives from Christ not the church herself and especially not in the organized church. God’s people depend upon Christ, the Rock.
Isaiah 11:1 speaks about the Messianic promise of the then coming Messiah. King David was this promised son of Jesse. Jesus of Nazareth was this promised descendant of King David, both through his father and mother.
The church is this great number of branches that spring out of their faith and life in this Christ. God is continually working through His Spirit to fill it to its fullest measure. Ephesians calls these people holy ones (saints) because they are set apart in Christ. Every genuine Christian has his or her ‘faith roots’ in Christ.
Spirit Dependent Living
Besides study questions for each section, this study also has special weekly and daily projects to train yourself how to walk by the Spirit (pdf: 38 pages).
Order Download: Spirit Dependent Living Isaiah 11:1-5
Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted:
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