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Summary: COMPLETE IN CHRIST. What does it mean to be ‘in Christ’? What is our true identity in Christ? What is it to be complete in HIM?

2011.10.09.OUR TRUE IDENTITY IN CHRIST

William Akehurst

HSWC

Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

COMPLETE IN CHRIST. What does it mean to be ‘in Christ’?

What is our true identity in Christ? What is it to be complete in HIM?

Lab notes:

WE ARE DECLARED NOT GUILTY OF SIN

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

NO CONDEMNATION AWAITS US

Romans 8:1-2 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

WE ARE FREE OF THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF SIN AND DEATH

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

WE ARE ACCEPTABLE TO GOD THROUGH JESUS

1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

WE ARE PURE AND HOLY

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

WE WILL RISE AGAIN

1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

WE ARE FREE FROM TRYING TO BE SAVED BY BEING GOOD ENOUGH

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

WE ARE BRAND NEW PEOPLE INSIDE

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

WE ARE FULL OF GOD’S GOODNESS

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

WE ARE ONE IN CHRIST WITH ALL BELIEVERS

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

WE ARE BLESSED WITH EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING IN HEAVEN

Ephesians 1:3-7 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

WE ARE HOLY AND FAULTLESS COVERED WITH GOD’S LOVE

4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

WE BELONG TO CHRIST

5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

OUR SINS ARE TAKEN AWAY AND WE ARE FORGIVEN

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

WE WILL LIVE WITH CHRIST FOREVER, WE ARE GIFTS TO GOD

Ephesians 1:10-11 10That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 11In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

WE ARE MARKED AS BELONGING TO GOD BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,

WE HAVE BEEN LIFTED FROM THE GRAVE TO SIT WITH CHRIST IN GLORY

Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN NEW LIVES

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

WE HAVE BEEN BROUGHT NEAR TO GOD

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

WE WILL RECEIVE GREAT BLESSINGS

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

WE CAN COME FEARLESSLY INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

WE ARE PART OF CHRIST’S BODY, THE CHURCH

Ephesians 5:29-30 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

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