6214 participation, in Christ

6214 participation, in Christ

The joining of believers to Jesus Christ, through faith, whereby they are freed from participation in Adam by sharing in Christ’s death and resurrection, his nature, sufferings and glory and whereby, too, they become part of his body. Believers therefore share in the fellowship, ministry and hope of God’s people, which is anticipated by the OT and fulfilled in the church.

Believers are united with Christ

Eph 1:13 See also Jn 13:8; 1Co 1:9; 1Co 6:17; Heb 3:14

Faith liberates from participation in sin

Ro 5:15; Gal 5:24 See also Ro 5:16-21; 1Co 15:21-22; Col 2:11

Participation in Christ

In Christ’s death and resurrection Ro 6:3-4; Gal 2:20 See also Ro 6:5-8; Ro 7:4; Gal 3:27; Col 2:12-13; 2Ti 2:11

In Christ’s nature 2Pe 1:4 See also Ro 8:29; 1Co 15:49; 2Co 3:18; 2Co 5:17; Col 3:10; Heb 12:10

In Christ’s sufferings Php 3:10 See also Mt 16:24 pp Mk 8:34 pp Lk 9:23; 2Co 1:5; 1Pe 4:13

In Christ’s glory Ro 8:17 See also Jn 17:22; Eph 2:6; 2Th 2:14; 2Ti 2:12

Participation in Christ’s body

1Co 10:16-17 See also Ro 12:5; 1Co 12:27

Sharing unity through Christ Gal 3:28 See also 1Co 1:2; Eph 2:21-22; Col 3:11

Sharing a source of life Eph 4:16 See also Jn 15:4-5; Ro 11:17; Col 2:19

Sharing an inheritance Gal 3:29 See also 1Sa 26:19; Ps 106:5; Ac 3:25; Ac 20:32; Col 1:12; Heb 6:17

Sharing spiritual blessings Eph 1:3 See also Ro 15:27; Php 1:7; Heb 6:4; Jude 3

Sharing a hope 1Pe 5:1 See also Lk 20:35; 2Th 1:10; Rev 20:6

Sharing in worship 1Co 14:26 See also 2Ch 5:12-13; Ne 12:24

Accepting responsibility towards others 1Co 12:26 See also Gal 6:1-2; Php 2:1-4

Sharing one another’s sufferings 2Co 1:4,7; Php 4:14; 2Ti 1:8; Heb 10:33-34; Rev 1:9

Sharing with those in need Eze 45:16; Ac 4:32; 2Co 8:4; 2Co 9:13; 1Ti 6:18; Heb 13:16

Sharing in God’s work 2Co 6:1; Php 1:5 Paul thanks the Philippians for their active support of his ministry. See also Nu 8:24; Nu 18:2; 1Ch 16:38; Ezr 3:2; Ro 15:30; 1Co 9:10-13; 2Co 5:20; Gal 2:7-9; Php 4:15-16

Participation in Christ demands holiness

1Co 10:21 See also 1Co 6:15; Eph 5:6-7; Col 3:1-5

Participation of the nations in God’s salvation

Gentiles are included among God’s people Eph 3:6 See also Ro 11:24; Gal 3:8-9; Ge 12:3; Ge 18:18; Ge 22:18; Gal 3:14

God’s promise to include the nations Zec 2:11 See also Isa 2:3 pp Mic 4:2; Isa 14:1; Isa 19:23-25; Zep 2:11; Zec 14:16

See also

2410cross, the
3233Holy Spirit & sanctification
6754union with Christ
7110body of Christ
7903baptism
7921fellowship
7933Lord’s Supper
7957sacraments
8102abiding in Christ
8206Christlikeness