All Things New

#17 Teachable in the New

Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?

Devotional

Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony.

If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?”
John 3:9-11 NASB

The “old” feels like security. The familiar is unchallenging…the unknown, terrifying in its uncertainty. The extent to which believing Jews had to let go of the old is beyond our ability to understand. That hundreds and thousands did so is proof of the Holy Spirit’s power to reveal the NEW.

Apparently Nicodemus was teachable in the NEW. In the end, he was the one who asked for Jesus’ body…

Other Devotionals in All Things New Series

All Things New in the New Year #60 Attached and Detached #59 New Stranger in the World #58 A Deathless Life #57 Losing the Old #56 New as Never Before #55 Christ is All and in All #54 The New Self is Lost in Christ #53 The New Being #52 The New Creation #51 The Things That Are Unseen #50 New Life Rises #49 Raised Anew with Christ #48 A New Heart of Flesh #47 The New Covenant in Christ #46 Renewed in the New #45 The Old Life Must Go #44 Resurrection Life #43 New Seeing of the New Reality #42 We Are New When Born Again #40 New Life Above #41 The New is a Mystery #39 Disciple of the Kingdom #38 Parables of the New #37 The New King #36 The Old and the New #35 New Appearance #34 The New Life Lives in the New Spirit #33 New Garment, New Identity #32 Now is the New #31 The Old Must Go #30 New Wine, New Day #29 We Are Not to Be Old Wineskins #28 When There Is No Need to Be New #27 New Wine, Old Self #26 New Testament People #25 The Same New Life #24 Revelation and Resurrection #23 The Cross: Scene of Resurrection #22 NEW Knowledge of God #21 The Intimate Presence #20 Resurrection from the Grave Only #19 New Things Out of Nothing #18 The New Covenant
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