Category Archives: New creation

Be vs. Do, pt. 4 – The Whole Point

November 12 “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works…” (Eph. 2:10) We have been talking about being vs. doing – and the vital importance of seeing ourselves in light of God’s provision, through the … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are, pt. 7 – Light in the Lord

November 2 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:8) Over the past two weeks we have been talking about the amazing contrast between what we were (before committing our hearts to Jesus) … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are; pt. 5 – Holy

October 29 “For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.” (Ephesians 1:4) There are two prominent thoughts expressed in this verse… One) God chose us to be His before … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are; pt. 4 – Righteousness of God

October 26 “God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) Scripturally speaking, our salvation is a package deal. Included in the … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are, pt. 3 – God’s Workmanship

October 25 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works…” (Eph. 2:10) Christians are meant to be the display of the power and magnificence of God’s handiwork. We are, literally, God’s “masterpiece” (as some translations have … Continue reading

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Were vs. Are; pt. 2 – Alive with Christ

October 24 “But God… made us alive together with Christ…” (Ephesians 2:5) Scripture tells us that we WERE all “dead” in our trespasses and sins. Each and every one of us. Separated from God (and His life) as our natural … Continue reading

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Who & What – Were vs. Are

October 23 “You were dead in your trespasses and sins…” (Ephesians 2:1) The Christian experience is a life of contrasts – deep, unmistakable contrasts. Notice the finality. The completeness. The stark reality of change. You were (something)… but now, instantaneously … Continue reading

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Belief and Faith; pt. 6 – Be Renewed

October 17 “…be renewed in the spirit of your minds…” (Ephesians 4:23) As Christians, we owe it to ourselves to walk in the fullness of everything God has given us. We also owe it to God. Nothing glorifies Him more … Continue reading

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Belief and Faith; part 3 Living By Faith

October 12 “The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38) This familiar phrase is a central theme in Scripture. It was birthed as an Old Testament promise. It was provided as a New Testament fulfillment. Jesus came … Continue reading

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“Whoever Believes in Me…”

August 9 “Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12) I cannot fathom … Continue reading

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