by Rick Ferguson

Walking as a New Creation
Rick Ferguson
Ephesians 4:17-24

We have learned that Ephesians 1-3 talks of the wealth of the believer, while Chapters 4-6 talks of the walk of the believer, Paul says in Chapter 4, first of all, that the Christian should walk in unity (verses 1-16). now he will begin in verse 17 to teach us that the believer should walk as a new creation.

We have discussed walking in unity, in great detail. We have discussed:

(1) The God of unity (Ephesians 4:56) ''One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God.''
(2) The guarding of unity (Ephesians 4:3) ''Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.''
(3) The gifts of unity (Ephesians 4:11-12).
(4) The growth of unity (Ephesians 4:15) ''But speaking the truth love, we may grow up in him in all things.''

Tonight we will begin discussion on walking as a new creation. I believe he theme verse for this second half of chapter 4 is verse 24.Read together

''put on the new man, which after God is created in righteous- ness and true holiness.''

As Christians we are to walk as a new creation. We are no longer servants to sin, we are no longer slaves to, the flesh. We are a new creation in Christ. Satan has been defeated, sin has been conquered, self has been subdued and now we are a new creation in Christ Jesus.

As a new creation by the Savior, we do not have to live in the old corruption of sin. Far too many people are running around, today claiming to be recreated beings, new
creations in Christ. and yet they are still living in the old corruption of sin. If they did not tell you, you; would never know they were Christians. They live act and talk just like people who are still living in bondage to the world There has never been a change in their life. I believe one of two thing is wrong with a person who claims to be saved but does not exhibit a changed life:

Many have never been saved.

(a) There are plenty of people claiming to be Christians, plenty of Baptists ...

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