Hello Sweet Cheer: Scripture Series Week 3: Who are we made to be?

12.02.2011

Scripture Series Week 3: Who are we made to be?

Well I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving & got to spend it with the ones you love the most! I sure had a great week off of school but now it’s back to the daily grind of class & preparing for final exams!
This is the last week of my first ever scripture series on who and what God created us to be! To finish up we are focusing on the specific truth that we are a new creation through Jesus Christ.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come, the old has gone, the new is here! Everything is from God who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” –2 Corinthians 5:17-18
     These verses come from another one of Paul’s letters to the people at Corinth. In this book we expand our understanding of ministry. We learn four key truths: (1) God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself and has given us a ministry of reconciliation; (2) true ministry in Christ’s name involves both suffering and victory; (3) serving Christ means ministering in His name to every need of the people; and (4) leaders in ministry need support and trust from those to whom they minister. (HCSB)
Verses 17 & 18 of this chapter of 2 Corinthians is specifically talking about how we are in union with him. True conversion starts with the transforming of one’s life. The Holy Spirit that dwells within us creates a life of divinity in believers allowing the old to go away and enabling of a life of NEWNESS. This doesn’t mean we won’t struggle, this doesn’t mean we aren’t going to mess up, it means we are able to recognize who God is in us and live our lives accordingly only by the Grace and Mercy He has for us. This is part of God’s plan for redemption. When man fell to sin God began the great process to piece His people, His place and His presence back together. The Holy Spirit living in us is just a small taste of what it means to be in the presence of God.
We are NEW. Christ died on the cross to allow us to be in union with the Lord. Live in newness. Let your old self leave and the new dwell within.
Sorry this post is so late, my week has been a little crazy! I’ve got another post swirling around in my head so stay tuned!
Laterz.

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