What is the most essential item in our Christian life? Surely our life in Christ, though neglected in many circles, is the right answer. Christianity, as it has been said, is Christ, and our relationship to Him is vital at every point. To help us think clearly here enter Life In Christ by Jeremy Walker to spur our thoughts in a proper direction. As the subtitle says, we get help on “becoming and being a disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ.”
I suspect this volume began as a series of sermons, but they flow wonderfully to give us more than a mere book of sermons. The first chapter begins with a frank discussion of looking to Jesus as the key to salvation. That is the right starting point. We have nothing to discuss until we are in Christ! I loved Mr. Walker’s description of the glory of the statement : “if anyone is in Christ” (pg. 22). There is no distinction in any of us who are in Christ! From here he goes on to proclaim “the unsearchable riches of Christ.”
There are other great chapters. “The Jewel of Assurance” is especially good. He tries to strike the right balance when he reminds us that we are a “work in progress.” Mr. Walker is a Calvinist, but there really are only a few places where you couldn’t agree as one who isn’t a Calvinist. You will be helped to get your thinking straight and focus on being Christ’s disciple.
Don’t think that this volume could only help a new Christian. The truths here are of the type that we can never be reminded of enough. In addition, this volume covers this key ground with verve. I recommend it.
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