Too Christ-centred?

Can we be so Christ-centred that we forget the Father?  I think we have to say that if  holding Christ at the centre means we forget the Father, we are not looking at the true Christ. Jesus was sent from the Father.  He prayed to the Father.  He lived for the Father in trustful obedience.  He died crying out, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”  He was raised by the Father.  And to the Father he returned.  Jesus said if you have seen me you have seen the Father.  His words and works are the Father’s words and works.  When you look at Jesus you cannot miss the Father.

Can we be so Christ-centred that we forget the Spirit?  Again, we have to say that if  holding Christ at the centre means we forget the Spirit, we are not looking at the true Christ. Jesus served his Father in the power of the Spirit. He was filled with joy in the presence of his Father in the Spirit. If you want to know what a Spirit-filled life  looks like you look at Jesus.  Furthermore, Jesus now pours out the Spirit on his own.  And he continues to work out his mission in the world in and through us by the power of the Spirit.

Furthermore, the Spirit is always taking the things of Christ and making them known in us so that he always glorifies the Son to us. And he does so to transform us into the image of Christ.  The Spirit is the Spirit of Christ.  When you look at Jesus you cannot miss the Spirit.

Can we really be too Christ-centred?

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