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In Christ
In Jesus • In the Lord
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Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
In Christ
In christThe phrases “in Christ (Jesus)” and “in the Lord” appear frequently in the Pauline letters. They are nearly absent from the other writings of the NT, except for pronominal references to Christ in the Johannine materials. This concentration of the expression in the Pauline letters has suggested
Key passages
Ro 8:9–11

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. And if …

Ro 12:5

in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another,

Php 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.

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