03 Jul 2012

Get a (New) Life

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03 Jul 2012

All credit to Mars Hill.com

Get A (New) Life

You need to get a life. And so do I. Not so much a better and improved life, but an entirely new life altogether.

When the Bible talks about the life of a Christian in contrast to that of a non-Christian, it never uses adjectives like “reforming,” “improving,” or even “recovering.” Instead, Scripture draws a bigger contrast: new versus oldlight versus darknessfriends versus enemies, and, most poignantly of all: life versus death.

A most basic definition of a Christian is one who has been given new life by God through Jesus. We need a new life.

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.

Ephesians 2:1–5

The big idea from this passage in Ephesians is that, without a new life from God, we are dead. And dead people are powerless—to do anything, much less to change their status…

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