OF CHRIST

Sunday Morning:July 6, 2003

Text: Galatians 3:29"And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

GENITIVE CASE

Galatians 3:29"And if ye be [of] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

AN EXAMPLE

1 Corinthians 1:12"Now this I say, that every one of you (the church at Corinth) saith, I am of [genitive case] Paul (one part of the church); and I of [genitive case] Apollos (one part); and I of [genitive case] Cephas (one part); and I of [genitive case] Christ. (one part)"

ONE BODY

1 Corinthians 12:12"For as the body is one, and hath many members (parts), and all the members (parts) of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ."

GOD SET THE REMEMBERS

1 Corinthians 12:18-20"But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19. And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20. But now are they many members, yet but one body."

MANY MEMBERS

Romans 12:4-5"For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5. So we, being [the] many, are one body (where) in Christ, and every one members one of another (all part of the body of Christ)."

CALLED OUT

Matthew 22:14"For many are called, but few are chosen [called out]."

PART OF HIS BODY

Ephesians 5:29-30"For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord (the last Adam) the church [called out]: 30. For we (the church) are members of his body, [out] of his flesh, and [out] of his bones."

PART OF ADAMíS BODY

Genesis 2:22-23"And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man (The first Adam)."

HEAVENLY SEED

Galatians 3:29"And if ye be [of] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

THE PROMISE

1 John 2:25"And this is the promise [singular in number] that he hath promised us, even eternal [agelasting] life (in the millennial age)."

ONE MEMBER OF THE BODY

1 Corinthians 15:23"But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are [genitive case, of] Christ's at his coming."

THESE ARE OF CHRIST

Galatians 3:27"For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ."

BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST

Romans 6:4"Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."

THEY THAT ARE OF CHRIST

Galatians 5:24"And they that are [genitive case, of] Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts."

NOT THE CARNAL CHILD

Romans 8:7-9"Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the (abba) spirit, if so be that the (abba) spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the (abba) spirit of Christ, he is none of [genitive case] his."

THE ABBA SPIRIT

Romans 8:14-16"For as many as are led by the (abba) spirit of God, they are [present active] the sons (children in verse 16) of God. 15. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the (abba) spirit of adoption [appointed son], whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:"

THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON

Galatians 4:6"And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit (not the Holy Spirit) of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."

THAT ABBA SPIRIT

Mark 14:36"And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt."

PETER JAMES AND JOHN

Mark 9:2"And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves (yet they were of the 12): and he was transfigured before them."

THOSE WITH HIM

Revelation 17:14"These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen [called out], and faithful."

THEY ARE WORTHY

Revelation 3:4"Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy."

IF WE BE DEAD WITH HIM

2 Timothy 2:11-12"It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:"

REIGN WITH HIM

Revelation 20:6"Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years."

THAT THEY BE WITH HIM

John 17:24"Father, I will that they (little children 13:33) also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, . . ."

HEIRS ACCORDING TOTHE PROMISE

Galatians 3:29"And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

THROUGH FAITH

Romans 4:13-14"For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:"

THE PROMISE BY FAITH

Galatians 3:22"But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe [present tense]."

HEIRS OF THE KINGDOM

James 2:5"Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen [called out] the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love (obey) him?"