Who a Christian is In Christ

Most of these are taken and some adapted from Neil Anderson’s book Living Free in Christ. I have never read that book, so this is not meant to be an endorsement of it per se. But this is a great list (not exhaustive) of what the New Testament alone says about the true Christian. Please note that these are not things that we accomplish. These have been accomplished for us and in us and through us! That is, for those of us who are united to Christ by faith. Biblical Christianity is not about us achieving something for God but us receiving his love, his forgiveness, his reconciliation and his power. He gives. We receive, and then, and only then are we able to live pleasing to him. And that is the essence of the Christian faith and life. Merry Christmas!!

I am God’s child—John 1:12

I am Christ’s friend—John 15:15

I have been justified by God—Romans 5:1

I am united with the Lord and one with him in spirit—1Corinthians 6:17

I have been bought with a price; I belong to God—1Corinthians 6:20

I am a member of Christ’s Body (the Church)—1Corinthians 12:27

I am a saint—Ephesians 1:1

I have been adopted by the heavenly Father—Ephesians 1:5

I have direct access to God the Father through the Holy Spirit—Ephesians 2:18

I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins—Colossians 1:14

I am complete in Christ—Colossians 2:10

I have had God’s love poured into my heart by the Holy Spirit—Romans 5:5

I have been given the power of a new life—Romans 6:4-5

I am free forever from God’s condemnation—Romans 8:1-2

I am assured that all things work together for my good—Romans 8:28

I cannot be separated from God’s love by anyone or anything—Romans 8:31-39

I have been established, anointed and sealed by God—2Cor. 1:21

I am hidden with Christ in God—Colossians 3:3

I am being perfected by God’s good work in me throughout my life—Philippians 1:6

I am a citizen of heaven—Philippians 3:20

I have been given a spirit of power, of love and of a sound min—2Timothy 1:7

I can find grace and mercy in time of need—Hebrews 4:16

I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me—1John 5:18

I am the salt and light of the earth—Matt. 5:13-14

I am a branch of the True Vine, Jesus—John 15:1-5

I have been chosen and appointed to bear much fruit—John 15:16

I am a witness of and for Christ through His work through His apostles—Acts 1:8

I am God’s temple—1Corinthians 3:16

I am a minister of Christ’s reconciliation—2Corinthians 5:17-20

I am God’s co-worker—2Corinthians 6:1

I am seated in the heavenly realm with Christ—Ephesians 2:6

I am God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works—Ephesians 2:10

I can approach God with freedom and confidence—Ephesians 3:12

I can be content in all my circumstances no matter how difficult because of Christ’s strengthening of me—Philippians 4:13


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