Acts 10:43 – Remission of Sins in Jesus
May 31, 2014
Acts 20
June 2, 2014
Acts 10:43 – Remission of Sins in Jesus
May 31, 2014
Acts 20
June 2, 2014

Acts 17:28 – We Exist in Him

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Acts 17:28
28 For in him [Jesus] we live, and move, and have our being;
as certain also of your own poets have said,  For we are also his offspring.

In John 1:3 it says that Jesus is the creator of all things. Paul also reminded us of that fact. “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16 NASB). So we must acknowledge Him as our creator and the creator of all things.

First, in Jesus we live. Everyone who is alive must thank God for that life. In Genesis 2:7 it says that God breathed into man and he became a living soul. In Jesus we are alive. But not only physically alive, which is temporary, but spiritually alive. “25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11:25-26) It was through Adam we all experienced spiritual death. But through Jesus we experience life. “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22).

Second, we move. This is the Greek word “kineō.” We get our words kinesis—movement or motion—or kinesiology—the study of movement. God has blessed us with movement. Watch the winter Olympics and see the graceful and powerful movements of the ice skaters. There is beauty in the movement of dance. We are able to run and walk. This is all the design of a greater creator and sculptor. We are both indebted to Him and realize we must depend on Him for every movement.

Third, have our being. The text really means “we are.” That’s in the plural so if we put it in the singular we would say “I am.” We exist on this earth by the planning of God before the world began. This is much more than “I think therefore I am” (Descartes). If you know we exist in Him [Christ] then we are all that He says we are in Christ.