Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
I don’t know about your neighborhood, but when I was younger we had the “do over.” Remember? You took a swing and your foot went out from under you. You mis-kicked the ball in a kickball game because you slipped on some wet grass. What were the first words to come out of your mouth? “Do over!!”
Did you know that God gave us a “do over”? Paul wrote the church in Corinth that when they accepted Christ they became a new creation. Well, thousands of years later, the same is still true for us. When we accept Christ as Savior and Lord, we become a new creation.
This means that no matter how many times you slip trying to hit or kick the ball you get a chance to do it again, completely free of charge. This means that no matter how our life was before we asked Christ to come in, we get a chance to do it all again.
God does not keep a list of our mistakes, no matter how awful we may think they are. What an amazing thing. Our life is radically changed when we give it over to Jesus. The old is gone, and we are a new creation.
1. When did you accept Jesus as Savior and Lord? If you haven’t, are you ready to become a new creation?
2. What new things have come into your life because you are new creation?
3. If you are not living your new life, what is holding you back? What are some areas you are not allowing God’s forgiveness to cleanse?
4. What are you doing with your new life so that people know you are a new creation?
John 1:12; 14:6
2 Timothy 1:9