Apr

08

2013

Justin Taylor|4:00 am CT

Union with Christ: Joy and Confidence Before God

I wish every reader of this blog would avail themselves of the teaching of Mike Reeves, theological adviser for UCCF in the UK and the author of Delighting in the Trinity. There are few teachers I would rather listen to, either on historical theology or theology. He combines deep learning with a very engaging and accessible style.

Here are some talks he gave earlier this year (January 2013) on adoption and union with Christ at Transformission Scotland. He says that some of us have a functionally boring “gospel,” but in teaching on gospel, union, and adoption, he says that he expects that listeners will be joyfully transformed.

You can listen to the audio (1, 2, 3), or watch the videos below. (The teaching begins in the first one around the 4:00 mark.)

1. The benefits of union with Christ (we are adopted into Christ’s own sonship and find complete security through pure grace).

2. How union with Christ works (Christ takes all that is ours [our sin and shame] and shares with us all that is his [his righteousness and blessing]).

3. Q&A on the first two talks, then looks at what Scripture teaches on being united to Christ and the fruit these truths produce in our lives.

9 Comments

  1. Justin – thrilled you’re picking this up. Pricelss stuff.

    Mike’s been doing Transformission for us for six years — all the mp3s here: http://thebluefish.org/p/transformission-conference.html

  2. Bruce Russell

    Thanks!

  3. Thanks Justin for sharing this!

  4. Justin, Excellent! Thanks a bunch!

  5. A glorious message about a glorious God who lavishes free grace through his Son! This is a fantastic faith-strengthening and soul-liberating resource here. This is the Gospel that desperately needs to be reclaimed in today’s nomian centered Reformed and Evangelical circles.

    An excerpt: “All your efforts to earn God’s blessing can ONLY make you a slave, but all your efforts can NEVER make you a son . . . slaves DON’T inherit. Sonship is free!”

    Friends . . . if you love the Gospel of free grace, please share this page far and wide!

  6. I’d know that window in the background anywhere! That’s Carrubbers Christian Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland! Love that church and its people! :)

  7. [...] In January, Mike Reeves recently unpacked the meaning of our union with Christ and traced the idea of our sonship from Genesis 12 to Galatians 4.  I wish everyone would listen to these. [...]

  8. Justin, I just wanted to say thanks for posting these. I’ve heard
    Mike Reeves before, but I don’t think many people living here in North America have…

  9. We just finished watching the first one. Oh my word! He had me saying Abba in my mother tongue. Rejoicing! Thank you, Justin, you got me hooked!

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