Meaning of Paul’s phrase, ‘in Christ’

Hello, friends, I’m looking for some quotes on the meaning of Paul’s use of the phrase “in Christ” and its equivalents (“in him,” etc.). Yes, whole books have been written on it, but the need at the moment is a paragraph or less.

Also, if someone has a ready-made list of items about the phrase, please send it on or link to it as well. Charts like this one are fairly common among us.

Brother John H. has this short list based on Eph 1. (Ephesians uses the phrase some 27 times.)


BTW, Barry Newton has a great article today called “Churchscape,” about how people choose churches.