(Photo by Sushobhan Badhai on Unsplash) Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 What does it mean to be a new creation? What is actually new about you after you are saved? YOU RECEIVE A NEW HEART AND A NEW SPIRIT And I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. Ezekiel 36:26 Ezekiel prophesied what we would happen some 600 years before the death of Christ. Jeremiah tells us the he
For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22 I've been a Christian for much of my life and learned early on that, as a believer, I am in Christ. But what does being in Christ mean? Jerry Bridges says in his book, Who Am I? Identity in Christ (p.18), The term "in Christ" is the apostle Paul's shorthand expression for being united to Christ. It is one of Paul's favorite expressions, and (including similar expressions such as "in him" or "in t
(Photo by Jens Johnsson on Unsplash) And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27 Who are you? First of all, you are a created being. You are made in the image of God, which makes you different from other living things, but you are still created. This makes you both dependent on God, your Creator, and accountable to Him. DEPENDENT ON GOD Dependency on God is one of those truths that we know in our head
I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 Who are you? When Coach Harrison in the movie, Overcomer was asked that question, he said he was a coach. Later on, Coach Harrison asked his Cross Country runner, Hannah, the same question, and she said she didn't know who she was. "I'm a carpenter," my husband might say. But that was his vocation, not who he is. "I'm a failure," a friend once told me. She was a Christian, and her marriage didn't survive. But divorce doesn'