New Creation in Jesus

—Conclusion (pt14)

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More of You and less of Me

1. The New Creation is Jesus

Ephesians 1:16–21

  1. I do not cease to [pray], …that you may know…
  2. …what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might
  3. that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
  4. far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

The following things amount to the same:

  1. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
  2. even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ

2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

2. At it’s core, it is a dependent existence

Umbilical Chord

Umbilical Chord

Space walk

Space walk

Jesus modelled dependence

3. How to do it?

Ephesians 5,6

  1. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
  2. for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
  3. for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
  4. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Resurrection power continues, Eph 3:16–20

  1. that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
  2. so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love…
  3. …may be filled with all the fullness of God.
  4. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

How to get there, Eph 4:22–24

  1. …to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
  2. and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
  3. and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
  1. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, (Eph 1)
  2. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Eph 4)

Umbilical Chord

Umbilical Chord

1 Corinthians 15

  1. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

1. Dead to the old

2. The new is love

3. Only by dependence


Space walk

Space walk

Vine and branches

Vine and branches