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Extraordinary Relationships: In Christ

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The extroardinary relationships Christians enjoy flow from the supernatural relationship extended to us by God's grace, and received by us through faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

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A covenantal relationship

OT Background:
The nature of the union of Jesus Christ with believers is explained using a number of central images. The New Testament stresses the reality, closeness and considerable benefits of this union.
In the New Testament:

A relationship deepened through the incarnation

John 1:14 ESV
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

A relationship personally entered through faith

John 3:16 ESV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

A relationship enriched through the sacraments

The Lord’s Supper:
Matthew 26:26-28
A relationship that affects every aspect of life
It is a mysterious relationship
Colossians 1:27 ESV
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
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