Living As A New Creation by Rick Ferguson

LIVING AS A NEW CREATION

Ephesians 4:25-29

One of the things we are learning from the second
half of Ephesians is that we, as Christians. are new
creations. Chapters 4-6 of Ephesians deal with practical,
day-by-day matters which all of us face. The wonderful
news of Ephesians is that we don't, face the temptations
and trials of life from the same perspective as the
Dp5terson--we face life as a new creation.

II Cor. 5:17 "If any man be in Christ he is a new
creation: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new."

Galatians 6:15 says "In Christ we are... a new creature."

Ephesians 4:24 says we are to "Put on the new man,
which after God is created
in righteousness and
true holiness."

As Christians, we are new creations: The old life
of sin has been defeated and destroyed by repentance,
the old nature has been conquered by crucifixion, and
now we stand as new creations. We have new goals,
values,
desires,
attitudes,
thoughts,
actions,
new everything.

As Christians we have not just been repaired but totally
renewed!

Copyright © 1995 by Dr. Rick E. Ferguson.
All rights reserved. No portion of this
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I believe it grieves God's heart for His new creations
to live and act as though they've never been changed.
It breaks God's heart for a saint to live and act like
a lost sinner. I don't understand what would ever make
a person who has become a new creation go back to
the old life of sin and depravity.

11 Peter 2:22 says it is "like a dog returning to his
vomit again, and a sow that
is washed returning to wallow
in the mire."

I think there are two possible reasons for people
Who claim to have a born-again experience to return
to life of sin and living in the filth and pollution
of the flesh:

They have never really been ...


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