Check out this excerpt from Jesus Community.

Christian spiritualities need to stress the fact that by faith we are “in Jesus”. Being “in Christ” is so key to our walk in God, and by God’s grace is the only hope we have to go on, leaving the old life in Adam behind, and putting on the new life in Christ.

It’s important that God helps us understand who we are, where we are, and where we should be going. Adam and Eve when they sinned felt ashamed and hid themselves. God immediately pursued them and asked them where they were. These are the first words showing God’s seeking of lost humanity. Then knowing who we are, that we are Eikons of God, that is made in God’s image, but broken or cracked as Scot McKnight puts it, due to sin. Cracked in our relationships to God, to ourselves, to each other and to the world. This is so important for our understanding of both who we are as well as the provision of God for us in Christ.

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