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July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014

"New Life in Christ"

“Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person.  The past is forgotten and everything is new.”  2 Corinthians 5: 17 CEV

Can a butterfly go back into its cocoon?  Of course not!  Once it becomes a butterfly it can’t go back to crawling around.  Just like the butterfly, when you come to faith in Jesus you became a new creation, you can’t go back.  Paul says you’re a new person.

So what does it mean to be a new creation in Christ?  It means that everything has changed.  You believe what God says about Jesus and accept Jesus as your Lord and savior.  You believe what God says about you being a new creation in Christ.

Paul reminds us that when you become a new creation, “Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law.  Instead you live under the freedom of God’s grace.”  (Romans 6:14)

It’s a true life, a better life, a wonderful life and it can only be found in Christ.  To use the term the Bible uses, you’re saved.  There is no doubt about your final destination.  It doesn’t matter what you do between here and there, God has redeemed you and will continue to forgive you.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don