Making 1993 A New Year
Introduction: Even though we are beginning a new year as it relates to numbers and chronology, we must understand that numbers don't necessarily mean newness. Biblically speaking there are two basic words for the word ''new''. They are both found in the text of Matthew 9:16-17. The first word for new is the word ''neos''a (new wine). It means newer or younger in relation to time.
The second and most important word for ''new'' in the N.T. and in Matt. 9 is the word ''kainos''-new wineskin. (Defininq KAINOS - new (used 44 times in N.T.)
la) as respects form, recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn; new, which as recently made is superior to what it succeeds
lb) as respects substance, of a new kind; unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of
As it relates to 1993, the Christian not only has an opportunity to have a ''neos'' year like everyone else in the world. But we have an a unique opportunity to have a ''kainos'' year - i.e. new, better and greater in quality and substance than any other year in our life.
This message today is for those who would really like to make some real changes in their lives and grow in Christ in this next year. (Show of hands-Who would?)
WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE SOMETHING REALLY NEW
(a ear; marriage; family; business; body; age)
1. A NEW SOURCE - II Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone [is] in Christ, [he is] a new (kainos) creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
a.) When we are ''in Christ'' not only does everything in our lives become new (kainos), but it also keeps being renewed every day.
- Anything in our lives that is of our old nature or has become weary, dry or dead reveals to us that our source isn't Ch ...
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