Unleashing Personal Creativity (3 of 4) by Michael Romero

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Unleashing Personal Creativity (3 of 4)
Series: Living in Newness of Life
Michael A. Romero
II Corinthians 5:17


If you weren't here with us the last couple of weeks I want to invite you to join us on our journey to "Living in Newness of Life" in 2006.

Today we are going to talk about "Unleashing Personal Creativity". But before we get into this subject I want to quickly review what we have been discussing over the last few weeks.

Turn with me in your Bibles to 2 Cor 5:17 and lets read the verse for this series together.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB95)
17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

In our first discussion, "Paralyzing Immobility" we found,

There were three things in particular that we discovered that paralyze the Christian and immobilizes them from living as a new creation.

Christians are immobilized by...

? Guilt
? Defeat
? Fear

So We focused on ...

? Clearing the guilty conscience by the blood of Jesus Christ
? Erasing the mentality of defeat in order to live as "more than conquerors"
? Casting all of our paralyzing fears out the window exchanging them for unconditional love offered to us by our heavenly Father.

...in order to become mobile and active Christians living in newness of life.

In our second discussion, "Embracing the New Reality" we found,

Our life experiences can be so much richer, deeper, and fulfilling. Our existence can be much more meaningful, purposeful, and focused than ever before.

However, as Christians we not only have to learn to let go of the old self but we must WANT to let go of it before we can embrace the new life that lies ahead.

The new life as new creations means that we have a new identity. Our new identities as new creations come from Jesus Christ Himself.

1 John 4:17 tells us,

1 John 4:17 (NASB95)
"17...because as He is, so also are we in this world."

Some examples ...

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