Union with Christ (My Notes from podcast)
We enter into union with Christ by grace through faith. He becomes the source of our life, strength & blessedness.
Important words: in Him (Christ), with Him(Christ), through Him(Christ), into Him(Christ)
We identify, participate & are incorporated into & with Christ’s life, death, resurrection, ascension & heavenly session
We are united (knitted) with Christ in every aspect of His life.
He obeyed perfectly on our behalf
In death He fully paid the price for the penalty of our sin
In resurrection He triumphed over death & the grave
In the ascension is in the very presents of the Father
In heavenly session we are knitted with Him in the on going work at the right hand of the Father (participants in God’s mission to the world)
We were in Christ from the beginning and became co- participants at the moment of His incarnation
Eph 1:3 ESV
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,
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.