Previous studies have shown we must change our lifestyle from rebellion
to righteousness. We must believe the Gospel message - the crucified
and resurrected Christ. We must obey that message to be in Him because
it is in Him and through Him we have redemption and are reconciled
"He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus
Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to the praise of
his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished
on us with all wisdom and understanding. And he made known to us
the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he
purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have
reached their fulfillment-to bring all things in heaven and on earth
together under one head, even Christ." (Ephesians 1:5-10).
"For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that
one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that
those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him
who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard
no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ
in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this
is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave
us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the
world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them.
And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation."
(2 Corinthians 5:14-19)
" What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace
may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it
any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into
Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried
with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ
was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too
may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in
his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the
body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be
slaves to sin because anyone who has died has been freed from sin."
"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and
deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic
principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all
the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been
given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful
nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with
the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with him in
baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God,
who raised him from the dead." (Colossians 2:8-12).
Jesus as our advocate beside us when we stand before God in judgment.
1. When someone crucifies his old self with Christ, he are united
with Him by death of his sin, having the assurance of eternal life
and being united with Him in His resurrection.
2. Where is redemption found?
Only Faith in Christ
Prayer asking for redemption
The blood of Christ
3. How does one become a new creation?
When one believes Christ is their savior
When one gets into Christ by the burial through baptism.
When resurrected following physical death
A & C B & C
A & B
4. People who have died to sin, been buried in water baptism and
resurrected to a new spiritual life are united with Christ.
5.Where does the fullness of Deity dwell?