Romans 1-8: What We Have in Christ

book-of-romans-300x127It’s good to regularly set our mind on who Jesus is, who Jesus is for us, who we are in him, and what we have in him. For those whose life and identity has been united to Jesus by faith in him, here’s the tip of the iceberg of some things we’ve received in him from Romans 1-8.

We have received grace (Rom. 1:5)
We are loved by God and called as saints (Rom. 1:7)
We have eternal life (Rom. 2:7)
We received God’s righteousness (Rom. 3:22)
We are justified and redeemed by God’s gift of grace (Rom. 3:24)
We are forgiven (Rom. 4:7)
We have peace with God (Rom. 5:1)
We have received the Holy Spirit (Rom. 5:5)
We are saved from the wrath of God (Rom. 5:9)
We have joy in God because of reconciliation to him (Rom. 5:11)
We have grace to abound or eclipse every sin (Rom. 5:20)
We are united to Christ (Rom. 6:2)
We are dead to sin (Rom 6:2)
We have a new life and are raised to new life (Rom. 6:4; 8:11)
We are promised resurrection (Rom. 6:5)
We are alive to God (Rom. 6:11)
We are under grace, not under law (Rom. 6:14)
We have been set free from sin and have become slaves of righteousness (Rom. 6:18)
We bear fruit that leads to sanctification (Rom. 6:22)
We died to the law so we might belong to God (Rom. 7:4)
We have the ability to obey and serve God by the Spirit (Rom. 7:6)
We have deliverance from the penalty and power of sin (Rom. 7:25)
We have been declared not guilty—no condemnation (Rom. 8:1)
We are sons and daughter of the Father (Rom. 8:14-5)
We are heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ (Rom. 8:17)
We are promised and awaiting eternal glory (Rom. 8:18)
We have more hope than suffering (Rom. 8:20)
We have the Spirit interceding for us (Rom. 8:27)
We receive the promise that all things will work for our good in Christ (Rom. 8:28)
We are given assurance that our salvation is secure in Christ from start to finish (Rom. 8:30)
We are loved by God with an inseparable, eternal, deep, and intimate love (Rom. 8:31-39)

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