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“In” Christ

1 John 2:3-5. “In” Christ. Do not “know” Christ unless “in” Christ en: “a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality … i.e. a relation of rest” ( Thayer ) Salvation only “in” Christ, Acts 4:12

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“In” Christ

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  1. 1 John 2:3-5 “In” Christ

  2. Do not “know” Christ unless “in” Christ en: “a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality … i.e. a relation of rest” (Thayer) Salvation only “in” Christ, Acts 4:12 Eternal life “in” Christ Jesus, Rom 6:23 “In” Christ – “Know” Christ (1 Jno. 2:3-5)

  3. Deceived if we do not know the NT teaching on being “in” Christ… • False doctrine of salvation by faith only • False confidence in denominational expressions of faith • False hope of heaven without being “in” Christ “In” Christ

  4. Spiritual Benefits obtained in Christ

  5. ESSENTIAL SALVATION In Christ • New creation, 2 Cor 5:17 • Every spiritual blessing, Eph 1:3 • Redemption/forgiveness, Eph 1:7; Rom 3:24 • No condemnation, Rom 8:1 • Sanctified, 1 Cor 1:2 • Promises of God, 2 Cor 1:20 • Righteousness, 2 Co 5:21; Phil 3:9 • Truth, Eph 4:21 • Grace, 2 Tim 2:1 (1:9) FOR

  6. Who is In Christ?Who is Out of Christ?

  7. Without Christ, Eph 2:12 Sons of disobedience, Eph 2:2 Walk acc. to the flesh, Rom 8:1 Far from God, Eph 2:13 Darkness, Eph 5:8 Defiled in sin, Titus 1:15 Slaves of sin, Rom 6:17 Lost and under wrath, Rom 6:23 In Christ Christian, Acts 11:26 Child of God, Gal 3:26 Walk acc. to the Spirit, Rom 8:1 Near God, Eph 2:13 Child of light, Eph 5:8 Cleansed from sin, 1 Cor 6:11 Redeemed from sin, Eph 1:7 Saved from wrath, Rom 5:9

  8. How to Get Into Christ

  9. Call on name of the Lord God calls by the Gospel Rom 10:8-13 Rom 10:14-17 Acts 2:37-41 Acts 22:16 1 Cor 1:9, 21 Luke 24:47 In Christ Baptized into Christ Complete surrender of self and obedience to Christ obtains forgiveness and fellowship 1 John 2:3-5 Matt 28:18-19 Gal 3:26-27

  10. Out of Christ In Christ • Without Christ • Disobedient • Live acc. to the flesh • Far from God • Child of darkness • In defilement • In bondage • Lost and under wrath • Christian • Child of God • Live acc. to the Spirit • Near God • Child of light • Cleansed • Redeemed • Saved from wrath • Be Baptized into Christ, Gal 3:27 • Faithful in Christ, col 2:6-7; 1 Jno 2:6

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