Tag Christ Is Relevant

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Christ Is Relevant to Security

In Desperate Dependency: Finding Christ Relevant to Every Area of Life, chapter 1, we presented this scenario: Diane felt out of control in her life. When she met George she knew he was the answer to all her problems. He was a very successful businessman with many people in his employment. After twenty years with the same company, he knew exactly how things needed to be done and how to make sure they got done exactly the way they needed to be done. The employees knew George had a solution to every problem and could tell them step by step how to accomplish the necessary task. His excellence in leadership had been awarded frequently. Since George was so accustomed to running things in an orderly fashion at work, he shared his expertise with Diane all the time. “He says I do a wonderful job preparing the meals he likes, but […]

Christ Is Relevant to Childlessness

In Desperate Dependency: Finding Christ Relevant to Every Area of Life, chapter 1, we presented this scenario of Abram and Sarai. In the Insight Journal we suggested that you consider how each person in the examples of chapter 1 used people to search for satisfaction, positions to seek fulfillment, and possessions to produce significance. Last week we considered Abram’s perspective, this week let’s consider Sarai’s vantage point. Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, “The LORD has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife….(Gen. 16:1–3 NLT) Sarai struggled with not being able to hold the position of […]

Christ Is Relevant to My Agenda

Apart from a relevant relationship with Jesus Christ we will look to people, positions, and possessions to empower and complete our lives. The sin nature motivates us to be desperate individuals and we choose influences other than Christ. Consider the following examples: Some time later, the LORD spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.” But Abram replied, “O Sovereign LORD, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth. You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir.” Then the LORD said to him, “No, your servant will not be your heir, for you will have a son of […]