Ye are Christ's, and Christ is God's
1 Corinthians 3:23
And you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

I. "CHRIST IS GOD'S." To understand this high saying we must remember that Christ is God. But Christ is man also. As Man, Christ is God's great Agent for man in every respect.

1. He is God's Messenger, God's Witness, to reveal the mind and heart of God towards fallen men. His whole life is an index by which you may read the secret spring of love divine; in Him "God is love."

2. He is God's Servant — obedient in life, "obedient unto death."

3. He is God's Priest — the One only "Mediator between God and men," who "ever liveth to make intercession for them."

4. He is God's King, reigning now invisibly in truth, and to reign in due time visibly in righteousness over the whole earth.


1. By creation, in common with all things. "All things were made by Him," &c.

2. By purchase, in common with all mankind. He "tasted death for every man."

3. By ordinance, in common with all Christendom.

4. By gift from God the Father.

5. By the secret power of the eternal Spirit working in due season, according to the purpose and plan of God.

6. In the enjoyment of a friendship and fellowship such as no other friendship can equal.

(H. McNeile, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

WEB: and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

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