Introduction: In the natural, it is hard to understand how people’s lives can be radically changed by God’s grace. It isn’t surprising that we still struggle with God’s transforming power today! If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then you are in the process of becoming totally New even though you may struggle to live New, behave New, and honor God in a New way.
Three Thoughts About Becoming New!
Your History is Forgiven
“He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins.” Ephesians 1:7 NLT
“So now there is NO condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 NLT
Your Hurt is Healed
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released, and prisoners will be freed.” Isaiah 61:1 NLT
Your hurt is not a setback; It is a setup for something great!
God never wastes a hurt.
You’re Freed from Habits
“…Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from Him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your NEW nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.” Ephesians 4:20-24 NLT
“…you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your NEW nature and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.” Colossians 3:9-10 NLT
“At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know Him now!” 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 NLT