Christian's Handbook 5

Handbook 5 encapsulates the "summing up" of all things in Christ Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.

Of Great Spiritual Significance - That Little Word "In"

Handbook 5: Article 11 - Making Full the Word of God

Part 1: If Any Man Is "In" Christ, There Is a New Creation
Part 2: Christ "In" Us, Our Hope of Glory

Part 1:

"Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature (or there is a new creation); the old things have passed away; behold new things have come."

2 Corinthians 5:17

"...old things have passed away..."

Paul speaking:

"...I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord... in order that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him..."

Philippians 3:8, 9

"...if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, that in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self (Lit. man), which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit..."

Ephesians 4:21, 22

"...behold, new things have come..."

"...put on the new self who is being renewed (renovated) to a true knowledge according to the image of the one who created him..."

Colossians 3:10

" renewed in the spirit of you mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth."

Ephesians 4:23, 24

"And do not be conformed to this world (or age), but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."

Romans 12:1, 2

"If then you have been raised up with Christ Jesus, keep seeking the things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on things that are on the earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory."

Colossians 3:1-4

Part 2:

"...Christ in (us), the hope of Glory..."

Colossians 1:27

"'I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. After a little while the world will behold Me no more; but you will behold Me; because I live, you shall live also. In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me, and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to Him.' Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, 'Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us, and not to the world?' Jesus answered and said to him, 'If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him.'"

John 14:18-23

Christ in us, our hope of glory?
Christ, whose house we are?

"...We will come to him, and make Our abode with him."

John 14:23

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  1. Following in His Footsteps: Our Gift of Self!
  2. Of Great Spiritual Significance - That Little Word "In"
  3. Christ "in" Us: A Closer Look
  4. Glory, a Closer Look
  5. Our Hope of Glory: The Anchor of Our Soul
  6. A Fixed and Living Hope Begets a Fixed and Living Faith
  7. Jesus, the Mediator of a New Covenant
  8. Jesus, Our High Priest
  9. A Partaker of Christ: The New Creation

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