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Sermons from New Life Christian Church
New Life Christian Church
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Total Sermons: 213
Total Amens: 1
The day of Pentecost is a landmark day in the history of God's people. Yet it was this way even before a specific day [which Christians refer to as Pentecost] around 1,980 years ago. Surrounding the events of Pentecost we see a God doing His part to undo the effects of sin on His world, which though now fallen, will one day become the Kingdom of our Lord and Christ!
There are events surrounding the ascension of Jesus that urge us to realize God's love for us and to see things from His point of view. In fact, the ascension of Jesus forever changed things. While the above statements are reality, if someone is unaware of the changes, then the truths are of no value to the person. Unfortunately the lives of many people seeking to follow Jesus seem to reflect an unawareness of what was changed by the ascension of Jesus. Indeed, due to His ascension things will never be the same. Will the same be said of your life?
There are two simple truths every follower of Jesus must know. In fact, these two truths are so significant that even people not following Jesus ought to know them. Yet knowing them and applying them are two totally different things. May God give you the strength to apply and therefore be shaped by them.
The battles for our mind are many. It would be nice if they were few and far between...but that is not reality. Resurrection is reality, and that means everything has been impacted - even one's identity if they follow God. An interesting thing about getting our identity figured out...it helps us with a more healthy perspective concerning the "put on" and "put off" imagery in the Bible.
Because of the Resurrection of Jesus, God invites people to live. Because of the Resurrection of Jesus, God invites people to take on a new identity. Because of the Resurrection of Jesus, everything has been impacted. Have you?