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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:27 Christ in you. Some interpret this majestic statement as referring merely to the fact that Christ is now being preached among the Gentiles as well as the Jews. The greater truth, however, is that Christ is now in you—that is, He has come to dwell in the heart of each believer, whether Jew or Gentile, through the Holy Spirit. See John 14:17; Galatians 2:20. His spiritual presence in us now assures us of His glorious physical presence with us in the ages to come (Ephesians 2:4-7).

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