Rooted In Rest
We’ve been looking at the themes of “Resting on The Rock” and studying through the Word so that may be able to live through the wilderness we call home and honor our Lord. Rest, in the Word is synonymous with trust and peace.
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. – Colossians 2:6-7
What does it mean to be rooted? The general definition means that something is establish deeply and firmly. It lives there. Roots serve two important functions. They give a tree stability, enabling it to stand in fierce storms, and they provide nutrients from the soil. If our lives are deeply rooted in Christ we will stand firm and bear much fruit.
“To live in Christ means that we can’t live in the world, and I don’t mean by where we live, but rather how we live. To live in Christ means that we don’t let the world control our thoughts, our hearts, our spare time, etc. It means that we don’t allow the television to entertain us constantly, or novels to always have our attention. To live in Christ means that we should practice our faith, and be proud of who we are in Christ: We are sinners, saved by grace, anointed by Christ and adopted as co-heirs under God. How we live and how we act should consistently be evidence to that fact.” – Christ-Centered-Blogspot
“Following Jesus as Lord does not manifest itself in checking off a list of rules, though our Savior has given us rules to follow. Instead, obedience to Jesus is a humble embracing of His way as we reflect on and proclaim our gratitude for His salvation.
The true Christian life is, first and foremost, a life of thanksgiving.” – Ligonier Ministries
What does it look like to be rooted in Christ?
How can we continue to be rooted and built up in Him?
General Session Topics to Consider
What does it mean to grow up and be built up
What does it mean to have strong faith
What does strength look like
What does it mean to rest
Broad Workshop Topics To Consider
Many workshops and resources can be found throughout The Hub. Here are some to consider.