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TMV1 – Live The New Life: Christ The Center (2 Corinthians 5:17)

2012-09-03 16.45.51

LIVE THE NEW LIFE
Christ the Center

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17

IN CHRIST – United with Christ through faith in him and commitment to him.

NEW CREATION – Redemption is the restoration and fulfillment of God’s purposes in creation, and this takes place in Christ, through whom all things were made and in whom all things are restored or created anew.

2 Corinthians 4:6 – For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

The darkness of sin is dispelled by the light of the gospel – the new creation…the new birth.

When we decide to follow Christ (when we Believe, Repent, and follow Him in Baptism), we are new creations.  How amazing is that?!  I don’t think this means that we won’t still struggle with the “junk in our trunk”.  We will still have sin in our lives – that’s part of the human nature that we’ve been cursed with until we get to heaven.  But it does mean that we now have a spiritual nature that will go with us into the next life – a nature that is more aware of what God expects.  We are new creations.  And we are becoming new each day.

Today, may I live my life in this light.  May I understand and know that I’m made new through Christ and his defining act on the cross.  May Christ truly be the center of my life.

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July 15, 2013 - Posted by | verses

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