How do we know that we are a new creation in Christ? In this sermon, we explore the incredible gift of a new beginning in Christ. As new creations, our lives should exhibit three new qualities. First, we have a new love for God and others. This is reflected in the outward overflow of love from our lives towards others, love that’s characterized by abundant sacrifice and patience. Second, we have a new status, being dead to sin but alive to Christ. This means that our desires are slowly changing, and sin’s hold on our life is weakening (Rom 6:6-11). Finally, we have a new motivation to no longer live for ourselves but for Christ. Life at its fullest is found when Christ is at the center of it.


2 Corinthians 5:14-17