1-6-2017 Who Is In Christ

“And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40 NKJV).  After His resurrection, Jesus added His baptism to belief: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16 NKJV). Paul wrote to the Galatians: “But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man” (Galatians 1:11 NKJV), and added: “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Galatians 3:26-27 NKJV).  According to Jesus, none are saved before baptism, and according to Paul, none are children of God before being “baptized into Christ.” Are you “in Christ?”

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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The one verse that shows the difference between the world’s and the Christian’s reason for thanksgiving

There may be a lot of people this coming Thanksgiving day who aren’t Christians that will be sitting down to a “bigger turkey” than what’s on any of our tables, but there are some blessings in life that only a Christian can be thankful for, and there’s one verse that proves it: Continue reading

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Endurance based on what we know

Some things we think we know, when we actually don’t. Our emotions, for example, tell us things that appear to be as right as rain, but have no basis in reality. Scripture offers us a true vision. Continue reading

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The outsider feels his status — and wants in

In our Bible reading group Wednesday night, we had one non-Christian who has been attending sporadically for a year. He married a fairly new Christian. During the reading, I asked each person how long they had been baptized. He, of course, had no reply.

Afterwards, he asked to meet with me privately. He came to the house Friday night to ask for a study in preparation for baptism. Continue reading

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Life is in the body of Christ

Question for our Fellows and guests: How do you show the truth from Scripture that outside the body of Christ there is no life? I’m always interested in learning more and apply Scripture in a better way.

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Graphic on baptism in Christ

We thank Cougan Collins for the permission to reproduce this graphic from his webpage, “How Do You Get Saved?

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Reminder About Fellowship

We can offer spiritual fellowship to anyone we choose. But, we must not presume that Christ will always go with us. Spiritual blessings are only found in Christ (Ephesians 1)and His will was settled before time began (Psalm 119:89). His mind is already made up as to who will be in Him. Scripture makes this clear (Romans 5). He is not subject to our whims or changing seasons.

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