The world and the devil want believers to find their identity outside of Christ, for this robs believers of their peace, joy and assurance. Sadly, our flesh gladly falls into line, for we forget the importance of our union with Christ. But it is only in Christ that we have, and experience, every spiritual blessing. This sermon considers what it means to receive the gift of EVERY-SPIRITUAL-BLESSING, the SOURCE OF THE SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS, and THE BASIS OF OUR SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS (what it means to be IN CHRIST). This sets the stage for looking at the spiritual blessings delineated in verses 4-14.