II Corinthians 5:17
January 2nd, 2000
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away: behold all things have become new.”
1. The passing of the old.
2. The advent of the new.
January 1, 2000 marked the passing of three old entities and the coming of three new ones - two of which none of us has ever experienced.
1. old year - new year
2. old century - new century
3. old millennium - new millennium
Christ’s first coming marked the passing of an old era and the coming of a new era. We read in Hebrews 1:1, 2
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
When a person comes to Christ this marks the passing of an old era and the advent of a new one.
1. old position - no longer in Adam but now in Christ
2. old person - now a new creation in Christ Jesus
May each of us in this new year, new century, new millennium realize anew the wonderful position we have in Christ and live each day to His glory as new creations in Christ Jesus. God bless.
Love to you all.
--Pastor Charles Covington 1933-2006