© Rosemary Bardsley 2014

#1 Holy and blameless
What do these verses teach us about how God sees the believer ‘in Christ’?
Ephesians 1:4

Colossians 1:22

Hebrews 10:10

Hebrews 10:14

Note: the word ‘holy’ means ‘set apart’ with the significance of being set apart by God for God’s special use.


#2 Complete in Christ
Discuss the implications of this verse: ‘You are complete in him’ [Colossians 2:10, KJV]



#3 Hidden in Christ
Discuss the implications of this ‘hidden in Christ’ for your relationship with yourself, deep in the depths of your own being.



#4 Legally acquitted in Christ [‘justified’, ‘righteous’]
What do these verses tell us about Gospel ‘righteousness’?
Romans 1:16-17

Romans 3:21

Romans 3:22

Romans 3:24

Romans 3:26b

Romans 5:1

Romans 8:33

1Corinthians 1:30

Galatians 2:15-16

If God has declared us ‘not guilty’ in Christ, what are the implications of our continuing to wallow in guilt feelings in the depths of our being?



#5 Permanently reconciled to God
What do these verses teach about the relationship of reconciliation which now exists between the believer and God? What are the implications for our inner thoughts and feelings?
Romans 5:9-11


2Corinthians 5:17-6:1


Colossians 1:21,22


#6 Permanently forgiven
What are the implications of these verses for our spiritual security?
John 5:24


1John 5:11-12