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Who We are in Christ. 25. Within the Much More Care of God – Rom 5:8-10 26.His Inheritance – Eph 1:18 27.The Inheritance of the Saints – 1Pet 1:14 28.Light in the Lord – Eph 5:8 Vitally United to the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit – 1Thess 1:1

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Who we are in christ

Who We are in Christ

  • 25. Within the Much More Care of God – Rom 5:8-10

  • 26.His Inheritance – Eph 1:18

  • 27.The Inheritance of the Saints – 1Pet 1:14

  • 28.Light in the Lord – Eph 5:8

  • Vitally United to the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit – 1Thess 1:1

  • Blessed with the Earnest or First-Fruits of the Spirit – 2Cor 1:22

  • 31. Glorified – Col 3:4, Rom 8:30

  • 32.Complete in Him – Col 2:9,10


Who we are in christ

Light in the Lord

1 John 1:5This is the message we have heard from Him

and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him

there is no darkness at all.

We have heard from Him --- the message

(We) announce to you --- the message

heard is “akouo” – to hear (in the perfect tense)

announce is “anangello” – to report, bring back tidings

message is “angelia” – message, proclamation


Who we are in christ

Light in the Lord

1 John 1:5This is the message we have heard from Him

and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him

there is no darkness at all.

God is Light

is “eimi” – the state in which someone

or something continuously exists

Light is “phos” – from the word to give light

Light describes God’s Holiness

glory of God – 1Tim 6:16

impartiality of God – James 1:17


Who we are in christ

Light in the Lord

1 John 1:5This is the message we have heard from Him

and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him

there is no darkness at all.

God is not darkness, in Himself at all

is “eimi” – the state in which someone

or something continuously exists

darkness is “skotia” – used of spiritual or moral

darkness – emblematic of sin

at all is “oudeis” – not even one


Who we are in christ

Light in the Lord

Ephesians 5:7Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are

Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and

righteousness and truth),

you were formerly darkness

were “eimi” - the state in which someone

or something continuously exists

formerly -poté - of the past it means once, formerly

see John 9:13

darkness – skotos - spiritual darkness (same as 1Jn 1:5)


Who we are in christ

Light in the Lord

Ephesians 5:7Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are

Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and

righteousness and truth),

you are Light in the Lord

are– implied present tense

Lightin the Lord

- Light an attribute which originates from God

- “in the Lord” equivalent to “in Him” or “in Christ”


Who we are in christ

Light in the Lord

Ephesians 5:7Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are

Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and

righteousness and truth),

(you) walk as children of Light

walk-peripateō - is sometimes used of the state in which

one is living (or conducting their life)

children of Light- equivalent to “sons of Light” or

“children of God”


Who we are in christ

Light in the Lord

Ephesians 5:7Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are

Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and

righteousness and truth),

fruit of the Light

goodness- agathōsynē - signifies that moral quality which is

described by the adjective agathos; see Gal 5:22

righteousness– dikaiosynē- is "the character or quality of

being right or just Vine

truth- alētheia-"the reality lying at the basis of an appearance; the manifested, veritable essence of a matter”

Cremer


Who we are in christ

The Attributes of God

is the essential qualities of God

Who He is !

  • Holy

    • Righteous

    • Just

  • Infinite

    • Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent

  • Self Existent

  • Love

    • Grace

    • Mercy

  • Immutable

    • Faithful

    • Truth

  • Spirit

  • Sovereign

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Who we are in christ

Light in the Lord

1 Thessalonians 5:4But you, brethren, are not in darkness,

that the day would overtake you like a thief; 5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day.

We are not of night nor of darkness;

you are not in darkness

darkness-skótos - spiritual darkness, implying ignorance or error

see the following: John 8:12, John 12:46 and 1 John 1:5

sons of light and sons of days

vs

sons of darkness and sons of night


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