THE SAINT’S BLESSED “IN CHRIST” RELATIONSHIP
A Study Outline for teachers and students.
This is yet another group of Bible verses that will encourage you to apply yourself to studying God’s Word. Do so with your Bible open, your heart open, and with the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
Most of the supplied Bible references should be considered within their larger context so take your time. Remember, it is not how much of God’s Word you consume but rather how well you digest what you do consume. I heard one teacher say that believers who study God’s Word should be like a cow chewing the cud. Enjoy your time in the Word.
Scratching the surface of God’s Promises to His Saints
2 Corinthians 2:19-22 – Promises
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in him it is always Yes. 20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 21 And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, 22 and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
2 Peter 1:3-4 – Promises
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire
Open to the following passages and carefully look for one or more promise or blessing within each. Meditate on their meaning. Consider comparing scripture with scripture as you study.
Give praise to God!
Pardoned through Christ – Acts 10:43
To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
Crucified with Christ – Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Risen with Christ – Ephesians 2:6
and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
& Romans 6:4
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
& Colossians 3:1
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Accepted in Christ – Ephesians 1:6-7
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
Blessed in Christ – Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
Complete in Christ – Colossians 2:9-10
For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
One With Christ – 1 Corinthians 6:17
But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.
Preserved in Christ – Jude 1:24-25
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Devoted to Christ – Philippians 1:21
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Working for Christ – Philippians 2:16
holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
Worshipping Christ – Revelations 5:11-14
11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” 14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
Separated to/for Christ – John 17:16
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
Fellowship in Christ – 1 John 1:3
that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
Loved by Christ – Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
Sent by Christ – John 17:18
As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
Waiting for Christ – 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10
For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Glorified With Christ – John 17:22-24
The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Eternally with Christ – 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
& 1 Corinthians 15:21-24
For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.
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