Being in Christ and Living in Christ (Wed. Sept. 14)

The word of the day is “in.” We often use the expression “in Christ” or “in the Name of Christ.” What do we mean? Today in our reading of 2 Corinthians 13:3-14, Paul uses the term “in” in two senses. He writes, “since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you” (OSB vs. 3). He also says, “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you– unless indeed you are disqualified” (OSB vs. 5)? Today we will analyze today’s passage according to the meaning of these two uses. Our study will help us expand our understanding…

Being in Christ and Living in Christ (Wed. Sept. 22)

The word of the day is “in.”  We often use the expression “in Christ” or “in the Name of Christ.”  What do we mean?  Today in our reading of 2 Corinthians 13:3-14, Paul uses the term “in” in two senses.  He writes, “since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you” (OSB vs. 3).  He also says, “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.  Test yourselves.  Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you– unless indeed you are disqualified” (OSB vs. 5)?  Today we will analyze today’s passage according to the meaning of these two uses.  Our study will help us expand our…