New, Knew, or Gnu? Life!

New, Knew, or Gnu? Life!

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New, Knew, or Gnu? Life!                               1-16-22

Bottom Line: Through Jesus, God gives us a new life to live for Him.


 A. 17 yrs and 2 weeks ago we arrived at a new home & a new work!

   1. 60’s to 6 inches of snow – 5 funerals, new coats & a hat

   2. A new small group each Sunday night to visit

 B. New WOW places! Grand Canyon, Panama Canal, DAD!

 C. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 (NIV), we are a new creation!

   1. New = fresh; knew = understanding; gnu = wildly unique

   2. Galatians 6:14-16, after his letter against following law

 D. What does it mean to be a new creation?

1. A new creation means a clean slate!

 A. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)

 B. Remember David’s guilt & grief? Psalm 51:7-15 (MSG)

 C. The challenge of accepting & living redemption!

2. A new creation means a new beginning!

 A. Colossians 3:9-10 (NIV) After change in mindset and things to get rid of!

 B. We all love a redo! Only in Christ do we truly get one!

 C. Jesus w/ Nicodemus = born again = spirit minded!

3. A new creation means a new passion!

 A. Matthew 10:37-38, loving parents more than Jesus?

 B. Passion means total change

   1. Purpose – more than choice;

   2. Commitment – obedience in spite of challenges;

   3. Accountability – I know I will answer to God!

 C. Passion is not passive! (Not fanatical but not dead!)


A. Family memories of song: “New way to walk”

B. New things sometimes affect how you walk!

C. In the Bible, walk = living!

D. Romans 6:4, “…may live a new life”

E. What kind of walk do you have?