IN CHRIST Used Some 90 Times In New Testament “In Christ” = Right Relationship With Christ Why Should We Want To Be “In Christ”?
IN CHRIST We Should Be “In Christ”… To Enjoy All Spiritual Blessings Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”
IN CHRIST We Should Be “In Christ”… To Be Saved II Timothy 2:10 “Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”
IN CHRIST We Should Be “In Christ”… To Be Reconciled To God II Cor. 5:18-19 “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”
IN CHRIST We Should Be “In Christ”… To Be Sanctified I Cor. 1:2 “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.”
IN CHRIST We Should Be “In Christ”… To Be A New Creation II Cor. 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
IN CHRIST We Should Be “In Christ”… To Be Justified Galatians 2:16 “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.”
IN CHRIST We Should Be “In Christ”… To Do Good Works Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
IN CHRIST We Should Be “In Christ”… To Go To Heaven Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Why Should We Be “In Christ”? To Enjoy All Spiritual Blessings To Be Saved To Be Reconciled to God To Be Sanctified To Be a New Creation To Be Justified To Do Good Works To Go To Heaven
Romans 6:3, “Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?” How Do We Get “In Christ”? Galatians 3:27, “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” Mark 16:15-16, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.”
We Must Obey God’s Plan of Salvation! Hear God’s Word – the Gospel Believe What God Says Repent From Our Sins Confess Jesus Christ as the Son of God Baptized For the Remission of Sins Live Faithfully How Do We Get “In Christ”?
IN CHRIST By Bob Gard – Hollister, Missouri church of Christ www.hollisterchurchofchrist.org June 29, 2008