New life

“and through him God reconciled
everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth
by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.”

Colossians 1:20

True, Jesus came to save us from the consequences of our sin, but did you realize that was only part of his mission?

Jesus did not end his mission by dying on the cross. On the 3rd day he rose again into a new kind of life. When we decide to live according to Jesus’ will we die to our old ways and come into a new kind of life too.

Some people stop their Christian journey at the point of accepting forgiveness. They simply coast through life, expecting to be saved without making any effort to turn from their sin. I confess that my actions and attitude frequently fall into this category.

“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Cor 5:17)

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Application:

  • In which ways are you still living out your old life ways?
  • How do you struggle in changing?
  • Take a moment and talk to God about those struggles. He is overjoyed when you speak with him truly with an open heart, and he wants to give you courage and strength, all you have to do is ask!

“For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.”

Romans 6:4

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