In Christ. As a Christian you have heard these words a thousand times. But what does it actually mean to you? What are the implications of God eternally joining Himself with His own creation through the incarnation? What does it mean to consider one’s self crucified and risen with Christ? Are these just inspirational slogans for those who follow the Christian “brand” of religion? Or do these words speak of an actual realm of existence in which you can live a different kind of life?
Unfortunately, even many sincere Christians do not fully grasp the possibility of experiencing life “in Christ” as a conscious, lived reality. That is why I have written this book. I want to provoke you to think more deeply about the significance of living daily in union with Jesus Christ in His incarnation, death, resurrection, ascension, return, and coming kingdom. And as you learn to go deeper into your union with Christ, you will also see how this leads to a more fruitful life and deeper rest of soul.
Praise for Union with Christ
Christianity has several important components, but none so significant as the centrality of Christ. Union with Christ is a fresh but fundamental call to the Christological anthropology provided through connection with the second person of the Trinity. — C. Adam Buckler, President, Union Bible College & Academy
Some fear that teaching Christians to “rest in Christ” will lead to carelessness. Actually, it provides the motivation to godly living. From ancient saints to modern times, from the Philippines to Korea to the United States, Hutchison testifies that believers can and must live in Christ. — Timothy L. Cooley, Sr., Ph D, Academic Dean, Penn View Bible Institute
I love this book and its author! Its message has become a deep conviction and the missionary passion of Dr. R. G. Hutchison. His earnest desire has become that our people put Christ back in the center of things. If you are longing for more victory and power in your walk with the Lord, this book will be a breath of fresh air to your soul! — Tim Keep, Director, Bible Methodist Missions
About the Author
Richard G. Hutchison is a missionary-educator in the Philippines where he lives with his wife Sarah. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.