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June 10, 2017



2 Corinthians 5:17


Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.





Whenever a person experiences conversion, as Paul did, he or she really becomes “a new person. It is not just his or her viewpoint, that should change and can change, but many other things also change. Certain old conditions and relationships no longer exist, and others take their place and continue.


The Christian is a “new creature” in this sense: Before conversion, we did not possess the life-giving Holy Spirit, who now lives within us. We had only our sinful human nature. Now we have both our sinful human nature and the indwelling Holy Spirit. This addition makes us an essentially “new” person, since the Holy Spirit’s effects on the believer are so far-reaching. We also possess many other riches of divine grace that contribute to our distinctiveness as believers.


Memory Verse: Jeremiah 29:11


The longer we keep looking back in the rearview mirror, it takes away from everything that’s moving forward.

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