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In Christ

When you are in Christ, you are:

Chosen by God - (selected, preferred) God chose you before the foundation of the world - not because you were good or because you followed all the rules. He chose you and decided that you would be holy and righteous in his sight. Read Ephesians 1:4

Called - (commanded or requested to come, summoned)God called you and gave you the gift of faith so that you could believe in the redemptive power of Jesus Christ. Faith in Jesus did not come from you but from God. Read Ephesians 2:8

Justified - (declared innocent or guiltless, absolved, acquitted) Those who are in Christ are not condemned. Jesus took the punishment for your sin when He died on the cross so God sees you as united with Christ. God does not call you righteous because you are good or because you obey his law, but because of the righteousness of Jesus Christ, the one who followed God's law perfectly. Read Romans 8:1, Galatians 2:16

Reconciled - (brought into agreement or harmony) - Since you are justified by faith in Jesus, you are at peace with God. You have been reconciled in your relationship with him. Read Romans 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:18

Redeemed - (bought back or paid off, cleared by payment) - You have been purchased by the blood of Jesus when he died on the cross. You were saved from the dominion of sin and taken into God's kingdom. Read Ephesians 1:7, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Adopted - (taken or chosen as one�s own child by a legal act)- God adopted you as his child. Read Ephesians 1:5

Regenerated and Renewed - (caused a complete moral reform in, to produce anew, restored)- He gave you a new heart and a new nature. You were born again. God continues to progressively shape you into the image of his son, Jesus Christ. He disciplines and corrects according to his great love. Read Titus 3:5, Proverbs 3:11-12, Colossians 3:10

Set apart - sanctified -( to make holy, set apart as sacred, to make productive of spiritual blessing) You were appointed to live a holy life, set apart from the sinful world. Read Ephesians 4:14-16, Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 3:18

Shielded - (protected, hidden or concealed for protection) � You are safe and secure in God�s love. Nothing can separate you from the love of God. Read Romans 8:38-39

Glorified - (made glorious, invested with glory) When your life on earth is over and you stand before God, you will be perfected in Christ. You will see him as he is and will be like him. Read 1 John 3:2

This is what it means to be saved.



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