Thursday, October 09, 2014

Who's in whom?

If the fundamental message of Scripture were to be reduced to two simple words, they would be “in Christ,” a phrase used 77 times in the New Testament.

Contemporary teaching on Christianity often focuses on Christ being in our lives, but the emphasis of the New Testament is that we have entered into His life. “In Him we live and move and exist,” wrote Luke (s ee Acts 17: 28). By the cross, God has put to death the old life we had (s ee Galatians 2: 20; Romans 6: 1-7; Colossians 3: 3) and has now given us the very life of Jesus Christ to be our own.—Steve McVey, A Divine Invitation, electronic edition

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