Living In the Newness of Christ
"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Cor. 5:17 NKJ)
- I am a new PERSON!
"Throw off your old evil nature and your former way of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes. You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God's likeness - righteous, holy and true." (Eph. 4:22-24 NLT)
I have new POWER!
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses..." (Acts 1:8 NAS)
I have a new PURPOSE for my life!
"All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation... We are therefore Christ's ambassadors..." (2 Cor. 5:18,20 NIV)
I must go to God for a new PERSPECTIVE.
"I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps." (Ps. 40:1-2 NKJ)