'In Christ' in the Bible
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the 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 hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.
He did this when he revealed to us the secret of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth 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
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) -- when you believed in Christ -- you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit,
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
even when we were dead by sin, hath quickened us together in Christ - for by grace are ye saved -
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus:
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
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 sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
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 Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
According to the eternal purpose which he purposed 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.
unto him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations for ever and ever. 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 ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in Christ forgave you.