We are in Jesus.
And, by His Spirit,
Jesus is in us.

We are in Jesus.
And, by His Spirit,
Jesus is in us.

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One in Christ, as God is One

One in Christ, as God is One

Jesus prayed for His disciples “that they may be one” (John 17:11). What did Jesus mean that they would be one? Jesus is praying for His nearest disciples here (see John 17:6-8, 12), those with whom He invested the previous 3½ years. None of Jesus’ disciples chose...

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One in Christ, So That the World…

One in Christ, So That the World…

Jesus prayed that His nearest disciples would be one, even as He and the Father are one (John 17:11). He also prayed that all of His disciples in subsequent generations would be one just as the Father is in Him and He is in the Father (John 17:21). Then He added the...

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One in Christ, in His Glory

One in Christ, in His Glory

Jesus prayed that we believers would be one. Jesus prayed this three times, once each in three consecutive verses (John 17:21-23). Prior installments addressed verses 21 and 23 here and here. This time we’ll come back to the verse in between, verse 22. Here is the...

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When the Ekklesia Gathers Together: Gifts

When the Ekklesia Gathers Together: Gifts

When the ekklesia gathers together holding fast to Jesus as Head, fellowshipping both with Him and His body by putting into practice the one anothers, Christ's participation in our fellowship is the giving of gifts to each member through the work of His Spirit. For as...

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When the Ekklesia Gathers Together: Headship

When the Ekklesia Gathers Together: Headship

When the ekklesia gathers together, we are to meet endeavoring to keep Jesus as our mutual & collective Head. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. [Eph...

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When the Ekklesia Gathers Together: Fellowship

When the Ekklesia Gathers Together: Fellowship

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in...

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When the Ekklesia Gathers Together: One Another

When the Ekklesia Gathers Together: One Another

Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are to gather together. The New Testament refers to this gathering as ekklesia. When the ekklesia gathers together, the members are to experience the “one anothers.” The Greek word translated “one another” is allelon, which is a...

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The Believer’s Eternal Destiny is NOT Heaven

The Believer’s Eternal Destiny is NOT Heaven

It’s a common view in the Western world that Christianity is ultimately about going to heaven. The thought is even pervasive among believers. Is heaven where believers will ultimately dwell for eternity? First of all, the ancient Jews primarily referred to three...

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Made in the Image of God?

Made in the Image of God?

It is commonly expressed, especially within church circles, that one person encourages another person that “you are made in the image of God.” But is this true? What does it mean to be made in the image of God? And what does the Bible have to say about it? On the...

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Seven Ones

Seven Ones

The opening verses of Ephesians chapter 4 are profoundly important. They provide a transition in the book of Ephesians, a book some consider to be the high-water mark of Christian literature. The book of Ephesians delivers perhaps the best big picture overview of...

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The Word of God

The Word of God

What comes to your mind when I mention the word of God? I suspect that 99.something% of you immediately thought of the Bible. This is true. The Bible contains the words God spoke to his ancient prophets. for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men...

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“In”

“In”

It’s a little, tiny word in the English language. Usually inconspicuous and unremarkable. Being a preposition, it’s often overlooked as we generally focus our attention on the words that surround it Those are the important words! The words that precede it and follow...

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The Heart of the Believer

The Heart of the Believer

Born into sin, the natural condition of the human heart is sinful, disobedient, rebellious, self-serving, self-pleasing, opposed to God, and worthy of his wrath. An oft-quoted passage from the prophet Jeremiah states: The heart is deceitful above all things, and...

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The Forgiveness of Sins

The Forgiveness of Sins

Jesus took away the sin of the world! As stated previously, Jesus is restoring all of creation unto himself. Not only humanity but also the earth has suffered the consequences of sin, and Jesus is making all things right. He’s making all things right in the form of a...

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United with Jesus in Resurrection

United with Jesus in Resurrection

When Jesus was raised from the dead, it served as a forerunner of the resurrection of the dead to take place on the last day when Jesus returns. All those who have been united with Christ will be raised just as he was raised. Or don't you know that all we who were...

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The perfect union of God is the source of our union with Him! We are made one with God to reflect that God is one in Himself. And our union with God is what makes believers one.

Jesus is in us, based on the strength that the Father is in Jesus. The result is that each of us in whom Jesus dwells “may become perfectly one.” Our union as believers is rooted in our union with Christ which is rooted in Jesus’ union with the Father.

The perfect union of God is the source of our union with Him! We are made one with God to reflect that God is one in Himself. And our union with God is what makes believers one.

Jesus is in us, based on the strength that the Father is in Jesus. The result is that each of us in whom Jesus dwells “may become perfectly one.” Our union as believers is rooted in our union with Christ which is rooted in Jesus’ union with the Father.

Chuck Dieringer has been walking in the Lord for 30 years and served as a church youth leader for 12 years.

He has a master’s degree, and after 14 years of catalog layout & design work he is now the tax manager at a small accounting firm. He, his wife Melissa, and their four children live in the Toledo, Ohio area.

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