The New Creation (An Introduction)

The New Creation (An Introduction)

— 1 John 3 & 4

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God’s ways:

The Flood:

The Nation of Israel:

The New Creation

Some Symbolism

Hebrews 11:8-10

  1. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
  2. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.
  3. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.

Romans 4

  1. For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world (kosmos) did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.



John 3:3-6

  1. Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again (orig: from above) he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
  2. Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
  3. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

New Creation defined

  1. Jesus was raised as the “firstborn”
  2. We enter by being “joined” to him
  3. As the Old was made of dust, the New is made of the Spirit of God
  4. Because of this, we are “born of God”, his own children
  5. We bear his family likeness: God is love

1 John 3:1-2, 13-14


Living in the New Creation

  1. Trust in Jesus
  2. Following his command to love

1 John 4:7-17


Faith and love