2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a
New Creation; the old has gone, the new has come! [NIV]
Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a New Creature: old things
are passed away; behold,
all things are become new. [NKJV]
the youth group of Chattanooga Christian Assembly took on the name New Creation
in 2004. The intent of this article is to introduce you to what our ministry is
and where God is planning on taking us from here on out.
For a person who is saved, there can be nothing more reassuring than a verse
like this. We will take this verse apart Phrase by Phrase and study it in-depth.
What does it mean to be "IN CHRIST?"
- In Christ we HAVE certain things
- In Christ we BECOME certain things
- In Christ we RECEIVE certain things
A. In Christ we HAVE:
- Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the
forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
We have Redemption in Christ Jesus through his blood. He redeemed us
from this world, sin and Satan and set us free.
- Romans 8:1 [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them
which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after
- Romans 8:2 We are free from the law of sin and death in
- 1 Pet 5:14 Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus
- Galatians 2:4 We have Freedom and Liberty from traditions and
rituals in Christ Jesus
In Christ we BECOME
- Galatians 3:26 You are all sons of God through faith in
Christ Jesus. Whether male of female, we all become the sons of God
through faith in Christ
- Galatians 3:28 Ye are all one in Christ Jesus. We become
united in Christ Jesus and in vs. 29 we become heirs to Gods
C. In Christ we GET/RECEIVE
- Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you which was also in
We get the MIND of Christ. The mind of Christ has the following
And so God gave him a name
above all names. So when we have the mind of Christ, then God will
LIFT US UP/Exalt us in due time.
- Vs. 7 - Made himself of no reputation
- vs. 7 - Became a servant
- vs. 8 - Humbled himself
- vs. 8 - Was obedient unto death
- Ephesians 2:6,7 He will raise us up and make us sit
together with him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
- Ephesians 1:3 He has blessed us with all Spiritual
blessings in Heavenly places
The old has gone, All things are become NEW
So if we are in Christ then we become a NEW CREATION. The verse goes on to say
that the old has gone and the new has come. That means a New Body and a
New Spirit. John 3:5 says that no man can enter into the kingdom of God
unless he be born of the WATER and of the SPIRIT. So a NEW CREATION in
Christ Jesus will have two New things
- Born of water >>> Newness of Life (Romans 6:4)
- Born of Spirit >>> Newness in Spirit (Romans 7:6)
- Born of Water... Newness of Life... at Water Baptism
Romans 6:4 says that our OLD man is buried and we are raised up to
be with Christ in the Newness of Life. Vs. 11 and 12 tells us
to be dead unto sin and alive unto God.
So don't let sin reign in
your mortal bodies. This is an EVERYDAY experience. A New Creation
has to die to sin everyday.
- Born of Spirit... Newness in Spirit... by the Holy Spirit
Romans 7:6 says that we should serve in the newness of spirit.
Romans 8:2 tells us that when we live in the Spirit we become free
from the law of sin and death. Vs. 14,15 says that this spirit makes
us the sons of God. Vs. 17 tell us that if we are the children of
God then we are the heirs of God.
Walking in the Newness of the Spirit is also and EVERYDAY
experience. The spirit of God will help us in various ways.
- Romans 8:14 tells us that the Spirit will help you put to death
the deeds/works of the flesh/body.
- Romans 8:26 says that it will
help us pray and will intercede for us.
Anyone who accepts the Lord Jesus as their personal savior becomes a
NEW CREATION. The old will pass away and all things will become New. We
invite you to know our Lord Jesus as the Lord, King and Master of your
life. We are a testimony to the fact that our NEW WAY of life is worth
God bless you
For New Creation