In Christ Jesus

February 19, 2012

This morning I got to share at Kings Fellowship in Inverness some thoughts on being In Christ Jesus.

You can get to listen to the talk here on the Kings Fellowship website…

Ephesians 5

3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.

7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

We used an illustration with four folks from the congregation to show the relationship in the Trinity, the death and resurrection of Christ…

Ephesians 2:6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.

And how we are united with Christ… in ministry.. in love and service…

John 17:20-23:

20 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. 22 “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 23 I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. 24 Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!

We finished by reading out some of the promises of God, declaring them over eachother:

  • I have been adopted as God’s child
  • I can approach God with freedom and confidence
  • I am seated with Christ in the Heavenly Realms
  • I cannot be separated from the Love of God
  • I am a citizen of Heaven
  • I am hidden with Christ in God
  • I have been redeemed and forgiven for all my sins
  • I am God’s Child
  • I have been chosen and appointed by God
  • I can do all things In Christ Jesus

One comment

  1. The Lord bless you my brother, Shake Scotland for Jesus
    (From another part of God’s country… Wales)!

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