Included in Christ
Listen to the insights of Baxter Kruger, a theologian and author who has given his life to uncovering the stunning truth of the Incarnation of Jesus who included us into himself, including his relationship with the Father in the Spirit and who chose to enter into our delusions in order to set us free from the inside out! Baxter shares several heartwarming stories of how the awareness of our inclusion into Jesus transforms the seemingly mundane of our lives into rich significance.
In the beginning was the Word; and the word was (pros = face to face) with God (turned towards). He was God and he was in the beginning face to face with God. All things came into being through him. Not one thing came into being apart from Jesus Christ.”
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:16-17 (ESV)
“In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me and I am in you.”
John 14:20 (ESV)
“The hour has come, and now is, when you will scatter and each will go to your own home and leave me alone, but I am not alone. The Father is with me (meta = united with me).”
“God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting people’s sins against them.”
2 Corinthians 5:19 (NLT)