God blessed us with several good opportunities to share the Gospel as we knocked on doors this morning. Please pray for the three ladies and the one man who engaged in a Gospel conversation.
Please also pray for an article being published this week in our county newspaper. I am asked to write an article for the religious section (views from the pews) about twice a year. I'm only given 350 words and I usually use them all. I'll put the text from my article below.
A Wonderful New You
Many today are struggling to find their identity and are dissatisfied with who they are. Some think that embracing their identity is the way to deal with this struggle. God's Word however says that we are not to embrace our original identity, but to seek a new identity in Jesus.
You may wonder what characterises our identity outside of Jesus, and the answer is "sin." The Bible says in Romans 3:10 "There is none righteous, no not one." and in Romans 3:23 "All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God."
When Jesus died, it was to pay the price for our sin, allowing God to offer us forgiveness, cleansing, and eternal life. Romans 5:8 "That while we were yet sinners (our original identity) Christ died for us."
When God's Word speaks about someone who has found a new identity in Jesus, their life which was characterized by sin is changed into a life characterized by the cleansing of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Heaven)? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."
Notice that statement, "Such were some of you." Praise God, a glorious change took place! They are not the same. Ephesians 4:24 "And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."
A Gospel preaching church isn't made up of people who are better than anyone else. It's made up of people who humbly trusted in Jesus Christ. God changed them and gave them a new identity in Jesus. By faith in Jesus' death and resurrection, God can make a wonderful new you with an eternal identity.
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