What does union with Christ mean for a believer?

Rev. Dr. Lane Tipton of Westminster Theological Seminary illustrates the structure benefits and pattern of union with Christ.

Quick points as follows;

  • A supernaturally engendered faith.
  • Imputed righteousness.
  • How does Jesus help with the fact that you still continue to sin? Enslaving power of sin is broken forever, so you do not continue to sin as a slave to sin with sin being your master.
  • Daily you are supernaturally empowered by the spirit of Christ to put sin to death and cultivate holiness.
  • You are now a child of God.
  • You have father in heaven as you grow in grace.
  • Romans 8:17 suffer with Christ now in order that you might be glorified with Christ when he returns.
  • The basic pattern of the Christian life is suffering.
  • You are a cross bearer in this life.
  • Your suffering is unto glory unlike the suffering of an unbeliever.
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