Something That Never Wears Out
I Peter 1:23
One of the most powerful verses in the Bible is if any man be Christ he is a new creature and old things have passed away. Behold all things are become new.
The point is that fallen and failing men and women can actually have a new lifestyle. It is a wonderful moment when we realize we can start all over and experience a new dynamic, and have a new direction and expect a new destiny.
Let's turn to I Peter chapter 1:23. The Christian life is not turning over a new leaf but rather it is receiving a new life.
Now the question arises what is the impact of the Word of God." First of it involves a"-
I. PETER PREACHES ABOUT A NEW BIRTH
"As new born babes desire the sincere milk of the word that you may grow thereby. It is about shedding our old self and allowing a new one to be born."
As Nicodemus learned from the Lord Jesus, no matter how religious one is, it matters not one bit if one has never been "born again". Jesus looking into his face said except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Again except a man be born of the water and the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. For that which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I say unto you- you must be born again.
Jesus was teaching that just as a person has a physical birth he has a spiritual birth.
A story is told of a little girl who was asked to write an essay on" birth."
She went home and asked her mother how she had been born. Her mother, who was busy at the time, said 'the stork brought you darling, and left you on the doorstep.'
Continuing her research she asked her dad how he'd been born. Being in the middle of something, her father similarly deflected the question by saying, 'I was found at the bottom of the garden. The fairies brought me.'
Then the girl went and asked her grandmother how she had arrived. 'I was picked fro ...
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