WE WHO ARE SAINTS IN CHRIST GROW INTO SAINTHOOD BY GOD’S GRACE…WE HAVE PUT ON CHRIST’S RIGHTEOUSNESS–THAT IS WHAT THE FATHER SEES WHEN HE LOOKS AT US!
Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians while in Ephesus after he heard of some issues plaguing the church. The issues Paul deals with in 1 Corinthians are the same issues we deal with today, which is why this is such a good book for the modern day church to study.
However, before Paul dives into the issues, he reminds the Corinthians, and subsequently us, of who we are in Christ.
In 1 Corinthians 1:2 Paul writes:
“To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours.” (1 Cor. 1:2)
Based on 1 Corinthians 1:2, the second thing we learn is that:
(3) Those who are in Christ are Saints
In the middle of verse 2, Paul says that…
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