The Mystery Of The Gospel: Union with Christ by the Gift of The Spirit

by Dr. Lane Tipton - September 2016

n Ephesians 1 Paul tells us in a praise saturated passage, that we as Christians have been blessed by God with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.  It is a wonderful and encouraging word from the Lord, but it comes with an important qualifier, namely, that we have this fullness of blessing “in Christ,” that is, in our union with Him.  Union with Christ is the sum, substance, and center of every benefit and blessing the Christian experiences.  In his death, Resurrection, and ascension, we have received an eternal and abiding inheritance that we are already beginning to experience by the Spirit in our new birth, faith, justification and sanctification all of which flow from this union alone.  Dr. Lane Tipton, associate professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, challenges us in this lecture to direct our hearts to this Christological foundation and center of our salvation