We frequently encounter the phrase “in Christ” in Paul’s letters. By this he seeks to explain what it means to be a true follower of Christ – to be “in Christ” is to be incorporated into his new body, the church of all believers, in which we all have a part to play. We are all members of that one body, the body of Christ, of which he is the head.
While judgement is to come on those who rebel against God, those who are “in Christ” are free from condemnation – but this is true only if we continue “in Christ” and turn from sin and rebellion.
Sermon: Free from condemnation