The Christian's closeness with Christ

He Is Crucified With Christ (Gal. 2:20; Rom. 6:6)

Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Romans 6:6 – Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

He Is Buried With Christ (Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12)

Romans 6:4 – Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Colossians 2:12 – Buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

He Is Raised Up In A New Life With Christ (Col. 2:12)

Colossians 2:12 – Buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

He Lives With Christ (Rom. 6:8; 2 Tim. 2:11)

Romans 6:8 – Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

2 Timothy 2:11 – This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him.

He Reigns With Christ (2 Tim. 2:12; Rev. 1:5-6)

2 Timothy 2:12 – If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.

Revelation 1:5-6 – And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

He Is A Joint Heir With Christ (Rom. 8:16-17; Gal.6:6-7)

Romans 8:16-17- The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Galatians 6:6-7 – Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

He Suffers With Christ (1 Peter 4:12-13; 2 Tim. 3:12)

1 Peter 4:12-13 – Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

2 Timothy 3:12- Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

He Shares In Glory With Christ (Rev. 3:21; Rom. 8:17).

Revelation 3:21- To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

Romans 8:17 – And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Thoughts for Today to Brighten Your Day
Glenn, Mercedes and Lauren Hitchcock
Warner Robins church of Christ, Warner Robins, Georgia
www.wrcoc.com