Union with Christ is a doctrine that we’ve had come up quite a bit in the last few weeks at Parkwood. On Easter Sunday evening I preached from Colossians 3:1-4 on how our union with Christ is the power behind our sanctification and last weeks Sunday School lesson from 1 John 2:28-3:3 addressed our union with Christ and adoption as children and the practical effects it has on the life of the believer.
Tony Reinke looks at this doctrine from the standpoint of how our union with Christ affects our corporate life as a church. It’s a great post and I encourage you to read the whole thing, but here is his conclusion,
The bottom line for me is this: In our union with Christ we discover the groundwork for our corporate life and solidarity. In union with Christ we find the source and purpose for our spiritual gifts, we become less inclined to favoritism and racial division, and we find the basis of our unity with other Christians in our church, our cities, and around the globe. These are just a few ways in which I think further study on our union with Christ will deepen our ecclesiology.
HT: The Gospel Coalition