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Series: Living in Newness of Life
Michael A. Romero
2 Corinthians 5:17
The New Year has always been a change for people to start over and recoup what they lost last year or to set new goals for this year. It is a chance to restart projects, mend relationships and so on. It is a time we focus on one word, "new".
Our God is familiar with the word "new" as He is the one who "makes all things new" and so I thought it would be fitting to focus on what God has called each and every Christian to...new-ness of life! So naturally that is where the title for our sermon series comes from and where I want us to focus our thinking for the next few weeks. I want us to focus on "Living in Newness of Life".
I don't know about you but every once in awhile I come to a place in my life were I want something different. I want to see something in a new way, I want to know something I never knew, I want to meet someone I have never met, and I want to accomplish something I have never achieved. Basically, I want to experience something new in my life.
Peering into scriptures tells us that God, although unchanging is a God that replaces old with new. So many scriptures tell us about the "new" changes God has made throughout time to bring about His plan.
- "I will make all things new"
- "New covenant or new Testament
- "New birth
- "New man"
- "New heavens and new earth"
- "New wine and new oil"
...affirm that God is always doing something new and something fresh.
Today I would like to suggest that God does not want you to get bored with the Christian life. I don't believe God meant for Christianity to be boring. I believe Christianity should be refreshing, exciting, and new every moment and that God desires to reveal to us new things everyday.
God's Word shows the Christ-follower that he or she is not to linger in the past but instead to thrive on their new environment. I want to invite ...
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