In this booklet, Michael Barrett walks us through Colossians 3:1–17, a “text that is a classic example of how deep theology translates into the practices of life.” He explains that the more we understand the gospel and our completeness in Christ, the more we can enjoy and experience the gospel in our lives, demonstrating that our faith starts on the inside and shows itself on the outside. How Can We Live Our Faith from the Inside Out? is an insightful, pastorally written guide to living out our faith so that there is no disconnect between what we know and believe in our heads and hearts and how we evidence this truth in our daily lives.
Michael P. V. Barrett is vice president for academic affairs/academic dean and professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“In this close exposition of Colossians 3:1–17, Michael Barrett provides an excellent guide to living out our faith from the heart. Detailed attention to the text of God’s Word produces admirable clarity and wisdom in teasing out the implications of the believer’s union with Christ. It is a model of the way doctrine, exegesis, and pastoral practicality ought always to work together. This is, in short compass, a sure guide to practical holiness that every Christian should read prayerfully and then live gladly.”
—David Strain, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi