A New Creation
I. God’s grace covers our past, present, and future sins.
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
II. God’s grace changes who we are.
A. How has Jesus changed your life?
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
B. Saying a prayer to receive Jesus doesn’t matter if your life doesn’t change.
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
2 Corinthians 13:5
1. Which example of grace and forgiveness encouraged/ challenged you the most? (Woman at the well, David, Hosea and Gomer, Paul, or Pastor Caleb).
2. Do you believe God has forgiven you of all your past, present, and future sins?
3. Can people tell the difference between you and the world? Give specific examples. What will you do this week with God’s help to change?
4. Write out a before and after chart of your life. In what specific ways has Jesus changed your life?
5. In what specific ways do you need Jesus to continue that work of sanctification in your life?
6. If you failed the test Paul gives in 2 Corinthians 13:5, are you ready to receive Jesus into your life? Talk to a pastor or someone today about becoming a new creation in Jesus.