The New You
2 Corinthians 5
Bad News - people are born in sin, and have sins as well. We will die and go to hell unless we receive the Lord Jesus. some people don'treally think they need a savior. We need a church to tell us a bout the savior accurately.
True Repentance - a genuine heart without corresponding action shows ingenuineness of repentance
The Great Exchange
2 Corinthians 5
16 - we regard noone according to the flesh,
flesh=body, has the desire to do things. we deal with the flesh all of the time
if somebody received Jesus, we refuse tolook at them at the flesh anymore
for we know christ in the spirit
17 - new creation
18 - everything about you is of God
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.. sharper than any two-edged sword... can even divide the soul and spirit
spirit is changed when you receive Jesus, brand new, it is what he looks at to determine that we are part of his family.
i am a spirit . i have a soul. i live in a body. my spirit has been born into Gods kingdom/familiy
born again-john 3:5 - born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God
water-first birth-physical birth
spirit-second birth- when you receive jesus. spirit is born into God's kingdom-spiritual birth
that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that is which is born of the spirit is spirit
you have to be born again. born twice.
Are we born or adopted? BOTH
spirit was born into kingdom, but we still have the same old mind and body which needs to be renewed, that God adopted
romans 8 birth pains, waiting for adoption, redemption. God adopts the rest of us, body renewed, changed from mortal to immortal
Many receive jesus, their spirit changed but they continue to look at themselves in the flesh. they continue to struggle. the more you see yourself as a sinner, the more you act like a sinner, the more you fall into the traps of sin
for he made him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God....
once we realize that we are the righteousness of God, sins will start...