Major Ian Thomas is one of my favorite men of God from recent history. He was passionate about Jesus and his writing and sermons was a constant finger pointing to the realities of the Gospel in the life of a believer.
One of the themes that Ian Thomas often spoke on is surrender to, dependence upon, and abiding in the life of Christ. As Christians we are filled with the indwelling Spirit of God and therefore must live in response and surrender to God’s movement in and through our lives.
In his powerfully illuminating book, The Saving Life of Christ, Ian Thomas opens with the statement: “There is something which makes Christianity more than a religion, more than an ethic, an more than the idle dream of the sentimental idealist. It is this something that makes it relevant to each one of us right now as a contemporary experience. It is the fact that Christ Himself is the very life content of the Christian faith. It is He who makes [Christianity] ‘tick.’ … Christ did not die simply that you might be saved from a bad conscience or even to remove the stain of past failure, but to ‘clear the decks’ for divine action.”
It is this “saving life of Christ” that you find that Jesus Christ “ministers to you in two distinct ways —He reconciles you to God by His death, and He saves you by His life.”
Ian Thomas explains the work and ministry of Jesus throughout Scripture and reveals how that influences and radically changes your life. Thomas also explains the difference between living in the flesh and living in the Spirit, using a simple yet profound illustration from the Old Testament.
If you have never read The Saving Life of Christ by Major Ian Thomas, I highly encourage you to do so. And this month deeperChristian is giving away 5 copies.
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