Newness: An Easter Sermon
1 Corinthians 15:55
Everyone loves NEW things:
New outfit (especially for Easter Sunday!)
Many people are looking for:
New lease on life
It's ok to get some new things every once in a while, but we think that getting something new will make us happy. More times than not, we desire new things to cover up some of the old things, only to find out that the new things get old too. We want a new sense of importance to cover up our insecurities, or we look for a new thrill to pull us out of our dulled life. We think the grass is greener on the other side until we realize we have to cut that grass too.
BUT THE ONE WHO CREATED US HAS SOMETHING FAR BETTER THAN WHAT WE CAN GET ON OUR OWN.
The newness that Christ brings into our lives because of His resurrection doesn't need a warranty on it. It doesn't fade or wear out. It doesn't lose its flare or its excitement. The new life that Christ brings actually gets better every day. Human life has a dead end, but the Resurrection Life in Christ has no end.
Romans 6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
What does that newness of life mean?
It is the new state of life which the Holy Spirit places us in so as to produce a new state which is eternal life.
It comes from a word that means recently made, of a new kind, fresh, unused, unworn, unprecedented, uncommon, unheard of.
When we know we have ETERNAL LIFE living in us, we enter into this new adventure, navigating unchartered waters, and experiencing new things in Him - things that are fresh, unused, unworn, unprecedented, uncommon, an ...
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