“We preach Christ crucified”
1 Corinthians 1:23

Bible References
on the Mystery of the Gospel

  • “We speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”
    1 Corinthians 2:7-8

  • “The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints.  To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
    Colossians 1:26-27

Christ died for us

“While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
Romans 5:8
“Christ died for the ungodly”
Romans 5:6
“Christ gave Himself up for us”
Ephesians 5:2
“He (Christ) died for all”
2 Corinthians 5:15
“Our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us”
1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

We died with Christ

“We who died”
Romans 6:2
“We have been buried with Him through baptism into death”
Romans 6:4
“Our old self was crucified with Him”
Romans 6:6
“We have died with Christ”
Romans 6:8
“Count yourselves dead”
Romans 6:11
“Having died”
Romans 7:6
“We are convinced that one died for all, therefore all died”
2 Corinthians 5:14
“I have been crucified with Christ”
Galatians 2:20
“The world has been crucified to me, and I to the world”
Galatians 6:14
“You have died with Christ”
Colossians 2:20
“You have died”
Colossians 3:3
“Consider your earthly nature as dead”
Colossians 3:5
“We died with Him”
2 Timothy 2:11

Our sinful nature has been removed

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
Ezekiel 36:26
“Our old self was crucified with Him in order that our body of sin (the sinful nature) might be done away with.”
Romans 6:6
“You are not in the flesh (the sinful nature) but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.”
Romans 8:9
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
2 Corinthians 5:17
“In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the sinful nature, by the circumcision of Christ”
Colossians 2:11

We have been buried with Christ

“We have been buried with Him”
Romans 6:4
“We have been planted together in the likeness of His death”
Romans 6:5
“Having been buried with Him”
Colossians 2:12

We live with Christ

“We shall also live with Him”
Romans 6:8
“Consider yourselves… alive to God in Christ Jesus”
Romans 6:11
“If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness”
Romans 8:10
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ”
Ephesians 2:5
“God made you alive with Christ”
Colossians 2:13

Christ lives in us

“I will put My Spirit within you and you will come to life.”
Ezekiel 37:14 (also Ezekiel 36:27)
“In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in You.”
John 14:20
“Abide in Me and I in you”
John 15:4
“I Myself in them”
John 17:26
“Christ is in you”
Romans 8:10
“His Spirit, who lives in you”
Romans 8:11
“Because we are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’”
Galatians 4:6
“My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you”
Galatians 4:19
“Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me”
2 Corinthians 12:9
“Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you”
2 Corinthians 13:5
“God… was pleased to reveal His Son in me”
Galatians 1:15-16
“Christ lives in me”
Galatians 2:20
“Christ in you, the hope of glory”
Colossians 1:27
“Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world”
1 John 4:4

We have become holy and righteous in Christ

“For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful but according to the Spirit.”
Romans 8:3-4
“By his doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption.”
1 Corinthians 1:30
“God made Christ who had no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
2 Corinthians 5:21
“Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.”
Colossians 1:21-22
“We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
Hebrews 10:10

We have been raised up with Christ

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ… and raised us up with Him. ”
Ephesians 2:4-6
“You were also raised up with Him”
Colossians 2:12
“You have been raised up with Christ”
Colossians 3:1

We have been seated with Christ

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ… and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. ”
Ephesians 2:4-6

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