TOPIC: YOUR NEW CREATION RIGHTS
TEXT: II Cor. 5:17; John 3:3&6; I Peter 1:23
INTRODUCTION: New creation happens when you hear the gospel of salvation and receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord. The Holy Spirit effects this on your spirit or inner man. Your spirit is born again into the family of God who is Spirit. Your spirit before this experience, passes away and ceases to exist as it was before (see 1 Peter 1:23; 2:2 and Ephesians 2:8-10).
This experience is called New Birth or Salvation of your spirit.
YOUR NEW STATUS:
- Your sins are forgiven. 1 John 1:8-10; Isaiah 43:25; Colossians 1:14
- You are now a child of God. 1 John 3:1-2
- You are a citizen of God’s kingdom. Ephesians 2:19; Colossians 1:13
- You are an Ambassador of Christ. 11 Corinthians 5:20
- You are God’s righteousness. 11 Corinthians 5:21
- You are a light. Matthew 5:14-16; 11 Corinthians 6:14
- You are a salt on earth. Matthew 5:13
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: That is, what you must now do to justify your status:
- Seek God in prayers daily – to enable you develop your relationship with Him. Luke 18:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Mark 1:35
- Read the Word daily. This will reveal God’s mind to you as you mediate on it. 1 Timothy 4:13, Joshua 1:8.
- Tell others the good news of your salvation and win them to Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-17; 11 Timothy 4:1-2