'In Christ' in the Bible
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus:
and to the faithful in Christ Jesus, Grace be to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has crowned us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ;
even as, in His love, He chose us as His own in Christ before the creation of the world, that we might be holy and without blemish in His presence.
He has given us perfect insight into his secret purpose and understanding of it, in following out the design he planned to carry out in Christ,
That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
In Christ we too have been claimed as God's own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will
We who were first to hope in Christ should serve to the praise of his glory.
You [Gentiles] also, who are in Christ, after having heard the message of truth, the good news about your salvation, and [after] believing in Him, were sealed [i.e., as evidence of ownership] with the promised Holy Spirit. [or, "the Holy Spirit who brings promises"].
which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the Heavenly places,
hath made us alive in Christ, even when we were dead in trespasses, (for by grace ye are saved) and hath raised us up together,
and he raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
that he might display in the coming ages the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.
His, in fact we are - his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus upon a footing of good works, which God prepared beforehand, that, therein, we might walk.
and ye were at that time without Christ, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: but now in Christ Jesus,
but now in Christ Jesus ye who at another time were far off are made near by the blood of the Christ.
In Christ you are assembled together as a place for God's Spirit to dwell.
And, by reading what I have written, you will be able to judge how far I understand this hidden purpose of God in Christ.
that the nations should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partaker of His promise in Christ through the gospel.
This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,
For this reason [ seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
so that your souls may be possess'd with faith in Christ.
to Him is the glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus, to all the generations of the age of the ages. Amen.
But each one of us has been given mercy in Christ's generous measure.
till we all of us arrive at oneness in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and at mature manhood and the stature of full-grown men in Christ.
(for it is Christ whom you have been taught, it is in Christ that you have been instructed ??the real Christ who is in Jesus);
and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.