Learning Activity 8

 

Christians Are In Christ

 

Many significant things happen to a person when they become a Christian. Using your Bible, look up the following verses and write them in the space provided. As you proceed answer the questions as they appear.

1. 1 Corinthians 12:13 ___________________________________________________________
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In the above verse, we see that at the moment of our believing in Christ we are baptized (placed into) the body of Christ. The Koine Greek word here for “baptized” is a form of the word “baptizo” which means to be immersed into something and the something in this case is the fourth dimension spiritual body of Christ! Some Christians think that the baptism being spoken of here is water baptism but that is not the case. This fourth dimensional action takes place due to the Spirit of God placing us into His body (see the content of this verse).

2. Galatians 3:27 ________________________________________________________________

3. Romans 6:3 __________________________________________________________________
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4. What truth is declared in both of the verses in #2 and #3 above?
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5. Colossians 1:18 _______________________________________________________________
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The word “he” in the above verse is referring to Christ. We can tell this is so by the content of the entire passage, and in particular from verse thirteen.

6. Ephesians 5:23 _______________________________________________________________
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When Christ was here on earth in a physical body that was provided by God through the virgin Mary, Jesus was referred to as Jesus of Nazareth. After His death, resurrection and ascension, Jesus came back in spirit only (not as Jesus of Nazareth) and now indwells all believers and they are in Him. This reciprocal indwelling of He in us and we in Him is possible because we are talking about something that exists in the fourth dimensional spirit realm. In the third dimension reciprocal indwelling would be impossible (two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time), but in the spirit realm this is not a problem. Jesus at the present time has a body, as we have seen from the scriptures above, but His body now is not a physical body. His present body, the church, is a spiritual body and Christ Himself is the head of that body (His body).

7. In review, how is it that Christians are in Christ? __________________________________
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The understanding of being in Christ and Christ being in the believer is one of the most often repeated truths in the Bible. This truth can be found by looking in the Scriptures for such phrases as “in Christ,” “in him,” “in God,” “in the Lord,” etc. The following is a listing of scriptures that I have discovered that illustrate this great truth. You probably will not read all of the verses associated with this list, however it would be helpful in renewing your mind to this truth if you select a few and read them from your Bible.

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Biblical Statements of Being “in Christ”

1. “…and I in him” (John 6:56).

2. “…and ye in me” (John 14:20).

3. “…and I in you” (John 14:20).

4. “Abide in me…” (John 15:4).

5. “…and I in you…” (John 15:4).

6. “ye abide in me” (John 15:4).

7. “…he that abideth in me…” (John 15:5).

8. “If a man abideth not in me…” (John 15:6).

9. “If ye abide in me…” (John 15:7).

10. “…in me ye might have peace…” (John 16:33).

11. “…that they may be one in us…” (John 17:21).

12. “I in them…” (John 17:23).

13. “For in him we live, and move, and have our being…” (Acts 17:28).

14. “…the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom.3:24).

15. “…but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ…” (Rom.5:11).

16. “…as were baptized into Christ…” (Rom.6:3).

17. “…no condemnation…which are in Christ Jesus…” (Rom.8:1).

18. “…the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free… (Rom.8:2).

19. “…the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom.8:39).

20. ” I say the truth in Christ…” (Rom.9:1).

21. ” …in Christ Jesus” (Rom.16:3).

22. “…in Christ Jesus before me” (Rom.16:7).

23. “…my beloved in the Lord” (Rom.16:8).

24. “…our helper in Christ…” (Rom.16:9).

25. “…approved in Christ…” (Rom.16:10).

26. “…in the Lord” (Rom.16:11).

27. “…labour in the Lord…” (Rom.16:12).

28. “…laboured much in the Lord” (Rom.16:12).

29. “…chosen in the Lord…” (Rom.16:13).

30. “…salute you in the Lord” (Rom.16:22).

31. “…sanctified in Christ Jesus…” (1 Cor.1:2).

32. “…are ye in Christ Jesus…” (1 Cor.1:30).

33. “…glory in the Lord” (1 Cor.1:31).

34. “…babes in Christ” (1 Cor.3:1).

35. “…ye are wise in Christ…” (1 Cor.4:10).

36. “…instructors in Christ…” (1 Cor.4:15).

37. “…for in Christ Jesus…” (1 Cor.4:15).

38. “…faithful in the Lord…” (1 Cor.4:17).

39. “…which be in Christ…” (1 Cor.4:17).

40. “…called in the Lord…” (1 Cor.7:22).

41. “…only in the Lord” (1 Cor.7:39).

42. “…and we in him…” (1 Cor.8:6).

43. “…are ye in the Lord” (1 Cor.9:2).

44. “…in the Lord” (1 Cor.11:11).

45. “…asleep in Christ…” (1 Cor.15:18).

46. “…hope in Christ…” (1 Cor.15:19).

47. “…even so in Christ…” (1 Cor.15:22).

48. “…I have in Christ Jesus…” (1 Cor.15:31).

49. “…not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor.15:58).

50. “…salute you much in the Lord…” (1 Cor.16:19).

51. “…all in Christ Jesus…” (1 Cor.16:24).

52. “…but in him was yea” (2 Cor.1:19).

53. “…promises of God in him…” (2 Cor.1:20).

54. “…and in him Amen…” (2 Cor.1:20).

55. “…with you in Christ…” (2 Cor.1:21).

56. “…triumph in Christ…” (2 Cor.2:14).

57. “…speak we in Christ” (2 Cor.2:17).

58. “…done away in Christ” (2 Cor.3:14).

59. “…any man be in Christ…” (2 Cor.5:17).

60. “…righteousness of God in him” (2 Cor.5:21).

61. “…I will dwell in them, and walk in them…” (2 Cor.6:16).

62. “…a man in Christ…” (2 Cor.12:2).

63. “…we also are weak in him…” (2 Cor.13:4).

64. “…Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you…” (2 Cor. 13:5).

65. “To reveal his Son in me…” (Gal.1:16).

66. “…which were in Christ…” (Gal.1:22).

67. “…we have in Christ Jesus…” (Gal.2:4).

68. “…but Christ liveth in me…” (Gal.2:20).

69. “…baptized into Christ…” (Gal.3:27).

70. “…all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal.3:28).

71. “For in Christ Jesus…” (Gal.5:6).

72. “For in Christ Jesus…” (Gal.6:15).

73. “…the faithful in Christ Jesus” (Eph.1:1).

74. “…heavenly places in Christ” (Eph.1:3).

75. “…chosen us in him…” (Eph.1:4).

76. “…accepted in the beloved” (Eph.1:6).

77. “…all things in Christ…” (Eph.1:10).

78. “…even in him” (Eph.1:10).

79. “…in Christ Jesus” (Eph.2:6).

80. “…all things in Christ…” (Eph.2:10).

81. “In whom…” (Eph.2:21).

82. “…his promise in Christ…” (Eph.3:6).

83. “…hath been hid in God…” (Eph.3:9).

84. “…which he had purposed in Christ Jesus…” (Eph.3:11).

85. “…grow up into him…” (Eph.4:15).

86. “…now are ye light in the Lord…” (Eph.5:8).

87. “…parents in the Lord…” (Eph.6:1).

88. “…minister in the Lord…” (Eph.6:21).

89. “…all the saints in Christ Jesus…” (Phil.1:1).

90. “…my bonds in Christ…” (Phil.1:13).

91. “And be found in him…” (Phil.3:9).

92. “…calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil.3:14).

93. “…every saint in Christ Jesus…” (Phil.4:21).

94. “…brethren in Christ…” (Col.1:2).

95. “…which is Christ in you…” (Col.1:27).

96 “…every man perfect in Christ Jesus” (Col.1:28).

97. “…walk ye in him” (Col.2:6).

98. “…and built up in him…” (Col.2:7).

99. “…ye are complete in him…” (Col.2:10).

100. “In whom also ye are…” (Col.2:11).

101. “…hid with Christ in God” (Col.3:3).

102. “…fit in the Lord” (Col.3:18).

103. “…fellowservant in the Lord” (Col.4:7).

104. “…thou hast received in the Lord…” (Col.4:17).

105. “…which is in God…” (1 Thess.1:1).

106. “…and in the Lord Jesus Christ…” (1 Thess.1:1).

107. “…are in Christ Jesus…” (1 Thess.2:14).

108. “…stand fast in the Lord” (1 Thess.3:8).

109. “…dead in Christ…” (1 Thess.4:16).

110. “…over you in the Lord…” (1 Thess.5:12).

111. “…the church of the Thessalonians in God..” (2 Thess.1:1).

112. “…and ye in him…” (2 Thess.1:12).

113. “…speak the truth in Christ…” (1 Tim.2:7).

114. “…live godly in Christ Jesus…” (2 Tim.3:12).

115. “…in you in Christ Jesus…” (Philem.6).

116. “…be much bold in Christ…” (Philem.8).

117. “…and in the Lord” (Philem.16).

118. “…thee in the Lord…” (Philem.20).

119. “…my bowels in the Lord” (Philem.20).

120. “…fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus” (Philem.23).

121. “…that are in Christ Jesus” (1 Peter 5:14).

122. “…we are in him” (1 John 2:5).

123. “…he abideth in him…” (1 John 2:6).

124. “…ye shall abide in him” (1 John 2:27).

125. “…abide in him…” (1 John 2:28).

126. “Whosoever abideth in him…” (1 John 3:6).

127. “…dwelleth in him…” (1 John 3:24).

128. “…and he in him…” (1 John 3:24).

129. “…we know that we dwell in him…” (1 John 4:13).

130. “…God dwelleth in him…” (1 John 4:15).

131. “…and he in God” (1 John 4:15).

132. “…he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God” (1 John 4:16).

133. “…and God in him” (1 John 4:16).

134. “…that we have in him…” (1 John 5:14).

135. “…and we are in him…” (1 John 5:20).

136. “…even in his Son Jesus Christ…” (1 John 5:20).

137. “…and preserved in Jesus Christ…” (Jude 1:1).

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