All Things New

#42 We Are New When Born Again

Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2016
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About All Things New Series

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

Ephesians 4:20-24a NASB
But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and PUT ON THE NEW SELF…

The “truth in Jesus” was clear to the first believers: those born again in Christ have a NEW SELF.

This entirely ‘new person’ was the foundational fact they had “heard Him” and also been “taught in Him.” Knowing this and having “put on the new self” accounts for the phenomenal life as pictured in Acts.

In Ephesians, Paul called the church back to the foundation, to the basis of living the Christian life: WE ARE NEW.  We need to hear from Him that we are new. We need to be “taught in Him” this constant, strange reality: WE ARE NEW.

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 (Currently Viewing)
#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 #17 Teachable in the New #16 God, New and Now #15 Grasping God's New #14 The Wonder of the New #13 A New Future Now #12 A New Unfolding of God #11 A New Order of Disciples #10 The New Sacrifice #9 The New Temple #8 Radical End and a Staggering New #7 New Heavens and New Earth #6 God Will Have His Way #5 All Things New: Nature and Humanity #4 God's New You #3 Our Ever Fresh God #2 God's 'Coming New' #1 All Things New