is εν χριστos, En Christos.


"1- Because I am in Christ, I am fully pleasing to God. I no longer have to fear failure. 'For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them'. Ephesians 2:4-10; John 15:16; Philippians 1:6.

2- Because I am in Christ, I am totally accepted by God. I no longer have to fear rejection. 'For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord'. Romans 8:28-39; Phil. 4:4-7.

3- Because I am in Christ, I am completely forgiven and deeply loved by God. I no longer have to fear punishment or to have to punish others. 'There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death'. Romans 8:1-2;
2 Timothy 1:9.

4- Because I am in Christ, I have been made complete. I no longer need to experience shame." 'For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith'. Galatians 3:26;
1 Corinthians 1:30; Jeremiah 9:23-24.

[ Counseling Adult Children Of Alcoholics: Resources For Christian Counseling. Sandra Wilson / Gary Collins (General Ed.) Word, 1989.] - Also see Search for Significance , Robert McGee.


"The infinite, measureless love of God is poured out upon us, not because of who we are or what we are, but because we are in Christ Jesus; God's love to us is IN Christ. Just as God's love to His Son cannot change, so His love to us cannot change, because we are in union with the One He loves. God's love to us can no more waver than His love to His Son can waver. God does not look within us for a reason to love us. He loves us because we are in Christ Jesus. God's unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the Scriptures. It is true whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy God's love, nor does our faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God, who is love, and it flows to us through our union with His beloved Son." [ Trusting God , Jerry Bridges, Navpress, 1988.]

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