The Old Has Gone – The New Has Come
‘And He died for all, that those who should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again…Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!’ 2 Corinthians 5:15, 17
Are you a Chicago Bears fan?
(If not, bear with me!) No pun intended.
We have celebrated some good seasons and then there were the others. This season has been exciting and we looked forward to it continuing for several weeks. Our 2019 hope was for a Super Bowl win. We understand, however, that win or lose, we love our Bears.
Performance is always a big key to success. The Chicago Bears are called on to fine-tune themselves throughout the season (and off-season) to perform at top level; to become better players as the weeks go on.
God calls us to be holy as He is holy, but because of sin, we don’t measure up. We all fall short of God’s approval and can’t fix ourselves.
We are in Christ, He has already fixed us. We are Baptized into Christ’s perfect life, death, and resurrection. ‘The new is here!’ The game has been won. When Jesus came to redeem us, He brought that victory through His suffering, death, and resurrection.
We have been given God’s power to serve, flourish, and work as a team in His name.
Serving the Master Teacher,