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90 New Testament Statements

Who You are In Christ Jesus



The Gospel of Matthew



01: Matthew 5:13 -



We are the salt of the earth.


Ye are the salt of the earth:

but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?

it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.



02: Matthew 5:14 -


We are the light of the world.


Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

 


The Gospel of John



03: John 5:24 -


We have eternal life.


Verily, verily, I say unto you,

He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me,

hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.



04: John 14:12 -


We have been called to do the Work's of Christ Jesus.


Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me,

the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;

because I go unto my Father.

 


05: John 15:3 -


We have been made clean through the spoken word of Christ Jesus.


Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

 


06: John 15:5 -


We are the branches of Christ Jesus which bear fruit.


I am the vine, ye are the branches:

He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:

for without me ye can do nothing. 



07: John 15:15 -


We are the Friend of Christ.


Henceforth I call you not servants;

for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends;

for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 



08: John 15:16 -


We have been chosen and have been ordained to bear fruit.


Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you,

that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:

that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 



Romans



09: Romans 3:24 –


We are Justified by Grace.


Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

 


10: Romans 5:1 -


We have been Justified by faith and given Peace.


Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 



11: Romans 6:4 -


We are buried with him by baptism.


Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:

that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,

even so we also should walk in newness of life. 



12: Romans 6:5 -


We have been planted together in likeness of His death.


For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death,

we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

 


13: Romans 6:11 -


We are dead to sin and alive to God through Jesus Christ.


Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,

but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 



14: Romans 6:18 -


We are the servants of Righteousness.


Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

 


15: Romans 6:22 -


We are the servants of God.


But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God,

ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 



16: Romans 8:1 -


We have been set free from condemnation.


There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,

who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 


17: Romans 8:2 -


We are set free from the power of sin and death.


For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

 


18: Romans 8:15 -


We are adopted in to God's Family.


For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear;

but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 



19: Romans 8:17 -


We are a joint heir with Christ.


And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;

if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 



20: Romans 9:8 -


We are a child of promise.


That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God:

but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. 



1st Corinthians



21: 1 Corinthians 1:2 –


We are sanctified (made holy) in Christ.


Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus,

called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

 


22: 1 Corinthians 2:12 -


We have received the Spirit of God.


Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God;

that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

 


23: 1 Corinthians 2:16 -


We have the mind of Christ.


For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 



24: 1 Corinthians 3:16 -


We are the temple of God.


Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 



25: 1 Corinthians 6:17 -


We are joined to the Lord as one Spirit.


But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 



26: 1 Corinthians 12:27 -


We are members of Christ's Body.


Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

 


27: 1 Corinthians 15:22 –


We will be given new life.


For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 



2nd Corinthians



28: 2 Corinthians 3:6 -


We are ministers of the new covenant.


Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter,

but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 



29: 2 Corinthians 5:17 –


We are new creatures (a new creation in Christ Jesus).


Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:

old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 


30: 2 Corinthians 5:18 -


We are reconciled to God by Jesus Christ.


And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ,

and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 



31: 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 -


We are ministers of Reconciliation.


And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ,

and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ,

the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

 


32: 2 Corinthians 5:21 –


We have been made right with God.


For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

 


33: 2 Corinthians 6:16 -


We have the living God dwelling in Us.


And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God;

as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 


Galatians



34: Galatians 2:20 -


We have been crucified with Christ


I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I,

but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God,

who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 


35: Galatians 3:14 -


We have received the promise of the Spirit through faith.


That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ;

that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 



36: Galatians 3:28 –


We are one in Christ with all other believers.


There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free,

there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 



37: Galatians 4:7 -


We are a joint heir with Christ.


Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

 


Ephesians



38: Ephesians 1:3 -


We are blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ.


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 



39: Ephesians 1:4 -


We are holy and without fault.


According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world,

that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

 


40: Ephesians 1:5 –


We are adopted as Gods children.


Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself,

according to the good pleasure of his will, 



41: Ephesians 1:6 -


We are accepted.


Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself,

according to the good pleasure of his will, 



42: Ephesians 1:7 -


Our sins have been taken away and we are forgiven.


In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,

according to the riches of his grace; 



43: Ephesians 1:10-11 –


We will be brought under Christ’s authority.


That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ,

both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance,

being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

 


44: Ephesians 1:13 –


We are identified as belonging to God (sealed)by the Holy Spirit.


In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation:

in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

 


45: Ephesians 2:5 -


We have been made alive with Christ Jesus.


Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 



46: Ephesians 2:6 –


We have been raised up to sit with Christ in Heavenly realms.


And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 



47: Ephesians 2:10 –


We are God’s Masterpiece.


For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,

which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 



48: Ephesians 2:13 –


We have been brought near to God by His Blood.


But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 



49: Ephesians 2:18 -


We have direct access by one Spirit to the Father.


But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 



50: Ephesians 2:19 -


We are fellow citizens with the saints.


Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners,

but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 



51: Ephesians 3:6 –


We share in the promise in Christ by the Gospel.


That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body,

and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

 


52: Ephesians 3:12 –


We can come boldly and confidently into God’s Presence.


In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. 



53: Ephesians 5:30 –


We are members of Christ’s Body, the Church.


For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

 


54: Ephesians 6:12 -


We battle in heavenly places.


For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 



Philippians



55: Philippians 3:20 -


We have our conversation in heaven.


For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 



Colossians



56: Colossians 1:5 -


We have a hope laid up in heaven.


For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; 



57: Colossians 1:13 -


We have been rescued from Satan's domain.


Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

 


58: Colossians 1:14 -


We have been redeemed by His Blood.


In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 



59: Colossians 2:10 –


We are made complete in Christ.


And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 



60: Colossians 2:11 –


We are set free from our sinful nature.


In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands,

in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 



61: Colossians 3:3 -


We are hidden with Christ in God.


For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

 


62: Colossians 3:4 -


We are the expression of Life in Christ Jesus.


When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 



63: Colossians 3:12 -


We are the elect of God, Holy, beloved.


Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies,

kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 



1st Thessalonians



64: 1 Thessalonians 5:5 -


We are children of light, not darkness.


Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.



2nd Timothy



65: 2 Timothy 2:10 –


We will have Eternal Glory.


Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes,

that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 



Hebrews



66: Hebrews 3:1 -


We are partakers of the heavenly calling.


Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling,

consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 



67: Hebrews 3:14 -


We are partakers of Christ Jesus.


For we are made partakers of Christ,

if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; 



1st Peter



68: 1 Peter 1:23 -


We are born again by the word of God.


Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,

by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 



69: 1 Peter 2:4 -


We are Chosen of God.


To whom coming, as unto a living stone,

disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

 


70: 1 Peter 2:5 -


We are God's Living Stones.


Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood,

to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

 


71: 1 Peter 2:7 - 10 -


We are a people of God.


Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient,

the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling,

and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

 

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;

that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 

Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God:

which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 



72: 1 Peter 2:9 -


We are members of a Royal Priesthood.


But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;

that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 



73: 1 Peter 2:9 -


We are a chosen generation.


But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;

that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 



74: 1 Peter 2:9 -


We are a Holy Nation.


But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;

that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 



75: 1 Peter 2:9 -


We are a peculiar people.


But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;

that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 



76: 1 Peter 2:10 -


We have obtained mercy.


Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God:

which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

 


77: 1 Peter 2:11 -


We are strangers and Pilgrims.


Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims,

abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 



78: 1 Peter 5:8 -


We are an enemy of the Devil.


Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil,

as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 



2nd Peter



79: 2 Peter 1:4 -


We have great promises and are partakers of the divine nature.


Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:

that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,

having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 


1st John



80: 1 John 3:1 -


We are called the son's of God.


Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,

that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 



81: 1 John 3:2 –


We know that we shall be like Him.


Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:

but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 



82: 1 John 3:14 –


We have passed from death to life.


We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.

He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 



83: 1 John 3:19 –


We know we are of the truth.


And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 



84: 1 John 4:7 -


We are born of God.


Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God;

and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 



85: 1 John 5:5 –


We have overcome the world.


Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

 


86: 1 John 5:13 –


We have God’s covenantal promise to us – his Berith.


These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;

that ye may know that ye have eternal life,

and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

 


87: 1 John 5:11 –


We have received eternal life.


And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

 


88: 1 John 5:14 –


We have confidence in Him.


And this is the confidence that we have in him, that,

if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:



89: 1 John 5:15 –


We know that God hears us.


And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask,

we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.



Revelation



90: Revelation 12:11


We have defeated the enemy.


And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb,

and by the word of their testimony;

and they loved not their lives unto the death.





Some questions to ask about the text you are reading



What type of text is it?


Where can I find more information about the text?


Who wrote the text?


Who was the intended reader – ie., Who is the writer speaking to [is it an individual or a group of people?


What is the point that the author is making ie., what is the purpose of the text?


How was the text transmitted to others?


When was the text written?


Where was the text written ie., what is the cultural background of the text?


Would their cultural experience or background have helped or hindered their understanding of this text?



Specific question about the text.



Is the statement or text you are reading simply a ‘fact’?


Is it simply written in the first person, for example how is the text being presented to you as you read it?


Is the text informing you of a point of information or simply causing you to stop and think?


Is the text a statement which questions the readers spiritual position?


Is the text part of a larger context and if so what is being said?


Is the text bringing clarity to a previous text?


Is the text a statement by the author which continues from a previous chapter?


Is the text a statement which has relevance today, if so, in what way and can the text be applied within my own cultural understanding?


Would members of non-Christian groups have had access to this text?


Would members of other religious groups (ie., Pharisees / Sadducees or Zealots etc) have had access to this text?


Ask yourself, would any other individuals or grouof individuals have been expected to read or have had opportunity to read this text? Ie., would it have been a private document?




In the light of these questions:



Is your new understanding about this text: for example, about the way this text would have been interpreted by the original reader?


About the way they would have understood the text?


Note:


There is a great difference between interpreting a text and that of understanding a text: it is important to note that incorrect interpretation will give an incorrect understanding and a misguided view of scriptural integrity leading to incorrect spiritual lifestyle. Discuss the importance of correct interpretation of text.



Ask yourself how the reader would have reacted to the text?


Put yourself in the position of the original reader, how would you have reacted to the text.


What does the text say to you personally?


Ask yourself, what practical application does this text have in relation to my personal spiritual life, or the life of my church group?


Are there any other questions that you personally could ask about this text and what it is saying?


Ask yourself if questions like this are important to the individual reader and the ministry of the church today?

Christian Biblical Scriptures

Billy Bray, a famous Cornish Evangelist speaking of his conversion tells us that he "... shouted for Joy. I Praised God with my whole heart for what he had done for a poor sinner like me; for I could say, The Lord hath pardoned all my sins. I think this was in November, 1823, but what day I do not know. I remember this that everything looked new to me, the people, the fields, the cattle, the trees. I was like a man in a new world... ... they said I was a mad man but they meant I was a glad man, and glory be to God! I have been glad ever since." - Bray, B., (1962), Billy Bray The Kings Son, The Epworth Press, City Road London E.C.1, Pages 19-20

Lee Strobel explains that 'Zechariah 2:10-13 predicts a time when "many nations will be joined with the Lord" and become his people. The New Testament authors certainly believed that Jesus fulfilled this prophecy... ...The inclusiveness of Jesus' ministry, his teachings and the outreach of his church are evidence that salvation comes through faith, not cultural pedigree. Although this concept may have shocked many who adhered to Jewish tradition, it gave hope to people who had never experienced hope.' - Strobel, L., (1984), The Case for Christ Study Bible: Investigating the Evidence for Belief, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, USA., page 1290

Lee Strobel tells us that "...This central message of the bible portrays Jesus and our redemption through his blood. Finally once and for all, he dealt with the issues of our guilt, our loneliness and ore alienation from God. Through his atoning death and ressurection, he opened up heaven for everyone who follows him.' - Strobel, L., (1984), The Case for Christ Study Bible: Investigating the Evidence for Belief, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, USA., page 1464.