Edenvale Baptist Church

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In Christ In Edenvale.

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father” (Col 1:1-2).


The phrase ‘In Christ’ is one of the richest in the New Testament:

  • If you are in Christ you are Alive to God (Rom 6:11)
  • If you are in Christ you are Free (Rom 8:2)
  • If you are in Christ you are a New Creation (2 Cor 5:17)
  • If you are in Christ you are an Adopted Son or Daughter of God (Gal 3:26)
  • If you are in Christ you are Righteous, Sanctified and Redeemed (1 Cor 1:30)

Living in Christ means a whole new life, both here on earth and in eternity. It’s the ‘here on earth’ bit that we often forget.

To the Saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae

You may be ‘in Christ’ and have your whole world changed. But you’re still here in this world. For now.
And so you are not just ‘in Christ’. You are ‘in Christ in Colossae’.
Or should I say, in Christ in Edenvale.

If you are in Christ, then all of the richness of being in Christ should spill over into your life in Edenvale. So that this great city might find it’s way to Christ too.

And be alive again.
And Free.
And New.
And Redeemed.
And part of the Family.


“Grace to you and peace from God our Father”
Amen.