What the scriptures say we are in Christ:

WE HAVE BEEN. . .

  • adopted into God’s family Eph. 1:5
  • justified freely by his grace Rom. 3:24
  • purchased by Christ’s blood Acts 20:28, Rev. 5:9
  • purified by His blood 1 John 1:7
  • sprinkled by His blood 1 Pet. 1:2
  • redeemed by His blood 1 Pet. 1:18–19
  • washed in His blood Rev. 7:14
  • cleansed by His blood Heb. 9:14
  • sanctified by His blood Heb. 13:12
  • rescued from the kingdom of darkness Col. 1:13
  • brought into the kingdom of the Son Col. 1:13
  • bought with a price 1 Cor. 6:20
  • included in Christ Eph. 1:13
  • made alive with Christ Eph. 2:5
  • raised with Christ Eph. 2:6
  • seated with Christ  Eph. 2:6
  • predestined Eph. 1:11
  • chosen before the foundation of the world Eph. 1:4
  • forgiven of all our sins Col. 2:13
  • given the Holy Spirit 2 Cor. 1:22
  • indwelt by the Spirit 2 Tim. 1:14
  • sealed with the Holy Spirit Eph. 1:13

WE ARE GOD’S. . .

  • possession 1 Cor. 6:19–20
  • children John 1:12
  • elect 2 Tim. 2:10, Titus 1:1
  • chosen Eph.1:4, 2 Thess. 2:13
  • beloved 2 Thess. 2:13
  • heirs and Christ’s co-heirs Rom. 8:17
  • temple 1 Cor. 3:16–17
  • soldiers 2 Tim. 2:3
  • ambassadors 2 Cor. 5:20
  • witnesses Acts 1:8
  • workmen 2 Tim. 2:15
  • workmanship Eph. 2:1

WE HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN. . .

  • a spirit of fear 2 Tim. 1:7

WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN. . .

  • a spirit of power, love, and self-control 2 Tim. 1:7

THEREFORE, WE DO NOT. . .

  • fear John 14:2 Isa. 41:10,
  • worry about tomorrow Matt. 6:34
  • grow weary in well doing Gal. 6:8
  • cling to our lives even in the face of death, but overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony Rev. 12:11
  • claim to be without sin 1 John 1:8
  • continue in sin 1 John 5:18

INSTEAD WE. . .

  • confess our sin in confidence that He forgives and purifies 1 John 1:9
  • say “no” to ungodliness and worldly passion Titus 2:12
  • flee evil desires 2 Tim. 2:22
  • hold to the teachings of the apostles 2 Thess. 2:15
  • endure hardship as a good Father’s loving discipline Heb. 12:7
  • declare His praises 1 Pet. 2:9
  • reflect His glory 2 Cor. 3:18
  • love Him because He first loved us 1 John 4:19
  • set our hearts on things above Col. 3:1
  • set our minds on things above Col. 3:2
  • fix our eyes on Jesus Heb. 12:2
  • stand firm in faith 1 Cor. 16:13
  • say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid” Heb. 13:6
  • know that our labor in the Lord is not in vain 1 Cor. 15:58
  • will marvel at Him in His coming 2 Thess. 1:10
  • will share in His glory 2 Thess. 2:14
  • . . . and, in our hearts set apart Christ as Lord 1 Pet. 3:15

WE ARE. . .

  • complete in Him Col. 2:10
  • washed, sanctified, and justified 1 Cor. 6:11
  • set apart for the Master’s use 2 Tim. 2:21
  • shielded by God’s power 1 Pet. 1:5
  • kept in his hand John 10:29
  • kept from falling Jude 1:24
  • kept by the power of God 1 Pet. 1:5
  • not condemned Rom. 8:1–2
  • one with the Lord 1 Cor. 6:17
  • strengthened by His mighty power Eph. 3:16
  • seated in heavenly places Eph. 1:3, 2:6
  • His very own people eager to do good Titus 2:14
  • entrusted 2 Tim 1:14
  • called 2 Thess. 2:14
  • called to be saints Rom. 1:7
  • called with a holy calling 2 Tim. 1:9
  • greatly loved Rom. 1:7, Eph. 2:4
  • protected from the evil one 2 Thess. 3:3, 1 John 5:18
  • equipped with spiritual armor Eph. 6:10–18, 1 Thess. 5:8
  • the salt of the earth Matt. 5:13
  • the light of the world Matt. 5:14
  • born again 1 Pet. 1:23
  • the Lord’s servants 2 Tim. 2:24
  • living stones 1 Pet. 2:5
  • a spiritual house 1 Pet. 2:5
  • a holy priesthood 1 Pet. 2:5
  • a royal priesthood 1 Pet. 2:9a chosen people 1 Pet. 2:9
  • a holy nation 1 Pet. 2:9
  • a people belonging to God 1 Pet. 2:9
  • aliens and strangers in this world 1 Pet. 2:11
  • citizens of heaven Phil. 3:20
  • assured that we will suffer for Him 2 Tim. 3:12
  • promised that we will reign with Him 2 Tim. 2:12
  • the sheep of His pasture Ps. 100:3
  • the people of God 1 Pet. 2:10
  • recipients of mercy 1 Pet. 2:10
  • more than conquerors Rom. 8:37
  • hidden with Christ in God Col. 3:3
  • being transformed into His likeness 2 Cor. 3:18
  • His 2 Tim. 2:1

WE HAVE. . .

  • the hope of eternal life Titus 3:7
  • the ministry 2 Cor. 5:18
  • of reconciliation the message of reconciliation 2 Cor. 5:19
  • Christ dwelling in our hearts Eph. 3:17
  • access to the throne Rom. 5:2, Eph. 3:12, Heb. 4:16
  • a heavenly home being prepared for us John 14:1–2
  • an anchor for the soul Heb. 6:19
  • authority over the power of the enemy Luke 10:19
  • power to witness Acts 1:8
  • peace with God Rom. 5:1
  • a Father of compassion 2 Cor. 1:3
  • a God of all comfort 2 Cor. 1:3
  • a Savior who died for us Rom. 5:8
  • a Sanctifier who lives through us 1 Cor. 1:30, Gal 2:20
  • a Healer who restores us James 5:15
  • a King who returns for us Rev. 1;7,19:16, 22:12
  • the Spirit who fills us Eph. 5:18
  • the Spirit who guides us John 16:13
  • the Spirit who gifts us 1 Cor. 12:4–11
  • the Spirit who bears His fruit through us Gal. 5:22–23
  • a faith of greater worth than gold 1 Pet. 1:7
  • a faith that brings praise, glory, and honor to Jesus at His return 1 Pet. 1:7
  • an inheritance kept in heaven 1 Pet. 1:4
  • an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade 1 Pet. 1:4
  • assurance of salvation John 5:25, Rom. 8:16
  • great and precious promises 2 Pet. 1:4
  • our names written in the book of life Luke 10:20, Rev. 3:5, 21:27
  • everything we need for life 2 Pet. 2:1
  • everything we need for godliness 2 Pet. 2:1

WE CAN. . .

  • come boldly to the throne Heb. 4:16
  • find mercy and grace in our time of need Heb. 4:16
  • pray always and everywhere Luke 21:36
  • cast all our anxieties on Him 1 Pet. 5:7
  • quench the enemy’s fiery darts Eph. 6:16
  • do all things through Christ Phil. 4:13

WE CANNOT. . .

• be separated from God’s love . Rom. 8:35–39