An Encouraging Word
New Creature in Christ
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new."
I want to emphasize three things in this scripture: 1) Christ, 2) Old things and 3) New things.
When we accept Christ into our life, there is a transformation that is going to take place, if we allow it. Old things are going to pass away. Let us name some of the old things: 1) Resentment, 2) Bitterness, 3) Un-forgiveness, 4) Fear and 5) Low self-esteem. We can go on and on. These are the things that are passing away, if we allow it. Christ went through a physical death, for these things to be put to death.
What are the things that are becoming new?: 1) Purpose, 2) Godliness, 3) Holiness, 4) Love and 5) Knowledge of God’s Word. These things continue to grow in us more and more, if we allow it. In order for us to become who the Heavenly Father called us to be, we must go through this transformation in Christ. On that note, KEEP TRANSFORMING!!!!!!!
Rob Dothard - Chaplain Lord's Gym Dalton