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In this blog, I am documenting my life. I have come full circle, from trying to become a child of God to actually becoming one. It took me many years of self-deception and searching for something I could not describe to finally find Christ.

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I write research articles, have done so since 1994.  I married my best friend in 2012, and we are in it for the long haul.  I have four children and five grandchildren.  My expertise is in teaching Sunday School.  I love listening to them memorize verses, and telling them Bible stories.  You can see my current endeavors at, and on Facebook at Yucaipa Writer's Group.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Since I am in Christ

Since I am in Christ, by the grace of God, I …
Rom. 5:1 have been justified (completely forgiven and made righteous)
Rom. 6:1-6 died with Christ and died to the power of sin and its rule over my life.
Rom.8:1 am free forever from condemnation.
1Cor 1:30 have been placed into Christ by God’s doing.
1Cor 2:12 have received the Spirit of God into my life that I might know the things freely given
to me by God
1Cor 2:16 have been given the mind of Christ.
1Cor 6:19,20 have been bought with a price; I am not my own, I belong to God.
2Cor 1:21 have been established, anointed, and sealed by God in Christ, and have been
Eph 1:13,14 given the Holy Spirit as a pledge (a deposit, downpayment)guaranteeing my
inheritance to come.
2Cor 5:14,15 Since I have died, I no longer livefor myself, but for him (Christ)
2Cor 5:21 have been made righteous.
Gal 2:20 have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me
(the life I am living is Christ’s life)
Eph. 1:3 have been blessed with every spiritual blessing.
Eph. 1:4 have been chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and
without blame before him.
Eph. 1:5 was predestined (determined by God) to be adopted as a son.
Eph 1:7,8 have been redeemed, forgiven, and am a recipient of his lavish grace.
Eph. 2:5 have been made alive together with Christ.
Eph. 2:6 have been raised up and seated with Christ in heaven.
Eph. 2:18 have direct access to God through the Spirit.
Eph. 3:12 may approach god with boldness, freedom, and confidence.
Col.1:13 have been delivered (rescued) from the domain of darkness (Satan’s rule) and
transferred to the Kingdom of Christ.
Col 1:14 have been redeemed, forgiven, and am a recipient of his lavish grace.
Col.1;27 Christ himself is in me.
Col.2:7 have been firmly rooted in Christ and am now being built up in him.
Col. 2:11 have been spiritually circumcised (my old, unregenerate nature has been removed).
Col.2:10 have been made complete in Christ.
Col.2:12,13 have been buried, raised, and made alive with Christ.
Col.3:1-4 have been raised up with Christ, I died with Christ, my life is now hidden with Christ in
God, and Christ is now my life.
2Tim. 1:7 have been given a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline.
2Tim 1:9, Titus 3:5 have been saved and called(set apart) according to God’s doing.
Heb. 2:11 Because I am sanctified and am one with the Sanctifier,(Christ) he is not ashamed to call
me brother.
Heb. 4:16 have a right to come boldly before the throne of God the throne of grace) to find mercy
and find grace in time of need.
2Pet1:4 have been given exceedingly great and precious promises by which I am a partaker of
the divine nature.(God’s nature)

Who am I?

Who Am I ?
Matt. 5:13 I am the salt of the earth
Matt. 5:14 I am the light of the world.
John 1:12 I am a child of God (part of His family)
John 15:1,5 I am part of the true vine, a channel (branch) of Christ’s life.
John 15:15 I am Christ’s friend.
John 25:16 I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear his fruit.
Romans 5:18 I am a slave of righteousness
Rom. 6:22 I am enslaved to God.
Rom. 8:14,15 I am a son of God (God is spiritually my father)(see Galatians 3:26 and 4:6)
Rom. 8:17 I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing his inheritance with him.
1 Cor 3:16, 6:19 I am a temple (home) of God. His spirit (his life) dwells in me.
1 Cor 6:17 I am joined (united) with him, and am one in spirit with him.
1 Cor 12:27 I am a member (part) of Christ’s body(see ‘Ephesians 5:30)
2 Cor. 5:17 I am a new creation (new person)
2 Cor. 5:18,19 I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation.
Gal.3:26,28 I am a son of God and one in Christ.
Gal. 4:6,7 I am an heir of God since I am a son of God.
Eph. 1:1 I am a saint (see 1Cor 1:2, Phil. 1:1, and Col. 1:2)
Eph 2:10 I am God’s workmanship (handiwork) heCor 1:2, Phil. 1:1, and Col. 1:2
Created (born anew) In Christ to do his work that he planned beforehand for me to do.
Eph 2:19 I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s people in his family.
Eph 3:1, 4:1 I am a prisoner of Christ.
Eph 4:24 I am righteous and holy.
Phil. 3:20 I am a citizen of heaven and seated in heaven right now. (see Eph 2:6)
Col 3:3 I am hidden with Christ in God
Col 3:4 I am an expression of the life of Christ because he is my life.
Col 3:12 I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved.
1 thess 1;4 I am chosen and dearly loved by God.
1 thess 5:5 I am a son of light and not of darkness.
Heb. 3:1 I am a holy brother, partaker of a heavenly calling.
Heb. 3:14 I am a partaker of Christ, and I share in his life.
1Pet 2:5 I am one of God’s living stones and am being built up (in Christ) as a spiritual house.
1 pet 2:9,10 I am a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession to
proclaim the excellencies of him.
1 Pet. 2:11 I am an alien and stranger to this world I temporarily live in.
1 oet 5:8 I am an enemy of the devil.
1John 3:1,2 I am now a child of God, I will resemble Christ when he returns.
1John 5:18 I am born of God and the evil one(the devil) cannot touch me.

I am not the great “I Am”(Exodus 3:14, John 8:24,28,58) “but by the grace of God I am what I am.”(1Cor 15:10)