- 7 years ago
Who we are in Christ is our identity, our direction, and our destiny.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
“In Christ,” is our union or relationship with him through faith.
In Christ, I have a new identity. I am a new creation.
Before Christ I was sinful, far from God, hopelessly lost in my own sin and selfishness.
10 As it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good, not even one.”
We were all the fool in proverbs – morally deficient. Like people wondering around in the dark.
If you are in Christ (in relationship with him) through faith, then your identity has changed.
1. In Christ, you are a new creation
- It is hard to over-state the change Paul is taking about.
- it is not just that we’ve had our sins wiped out like a white board’s been wiped clean.
- Christ’s work has made us new creatures.
“New” (kainos) (kī