I Am a New Creation
Basic Theme: Who am I? We ask this question during different stages and seasons of life and the answer likely changes each time we ask. As children, we develop our identity by what we are told from trusted adults. As teenagers, our peers and talents often define our identity. Later in life, jobs, marital status, and parenthood define who we are. These definitions shape our attitudes and behaviors. However, our true identity lies in the Word of God, and when we understand and embrace who God says are, we live in true freedom.
Sermon Snapshot (Key Points): No life is free from mistakes, yet we carry burdens, shame and guilt for far too long. They mistakenly shape our identity and interfere with our ability to move forward in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and in healthy relationships with others. The good news of the Gospel is that we are a new creation in Christ Jesus. When we accept him as our Lord and Savior, we are washed clean of the sins from our past and free to move forward as His beloved. Embrace that freedom!
So What? Are you haunted by sins of your past? What lies do you need to replace with truth in order to move forward? What do you need in order to embrace that Christ brings new life? The old is gone; you are a new creation!