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0921- A New Creation in Christ 在基督里新造的人

Romans 6:18-19 (NKJV) And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness

Before we received Christ into our lives, we used to have a sin nature thus were slaves to sin. Our master was the devil who influenced our minds, our thinking, our principles and attitudes. We allowed bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, evil speaking, malice, envy, strife and divisions to rule our lives hence the result was a chaotic life. We lived carnal lives that wanted to be independent of God as evidenced by adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions and heresies. We presented ourselves to be slaves of impurity and disorder.

The moment we believe in God with our hearts, we are delivered from the kingdom of darkness into His marvelous light and we are no longer slaves to sin because Jesus has made us new creations in His image. God liberated the spirit of man from sin by making him into a new creation. Whenever we are tempted to sin or to make a choice, the Holy Spirit will prompt us and show us the right direction. When we make the correct decision, then we walk in holiness and righteousness. We are able to make the right choice because we have become the slaves of righteousness and have a different nature than before. Our minds are renewed.

Ephesians 4:23 -24 (NKJV) and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

We should be walking in a completely different lifestyle after we have accepted Christ in our lives. We need to be conscious of the righteousness and the holiness that we have in Christ and walk out the daily life of holiness through the help of the Holy Spirit. Our spirit is created in true righteousness and holiness because of our position in Christ. The Word instructs us to walk in the Spirit so that we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. We should not allow the devil to control our lives, the Bible says in James 4:7 (NKJV) Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Who does the resisting? We do!

We are able to bear the fruit of the Spirit which are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control because we have crucified our passions and desires of the flesh on the Cross. We are a new creation with a renewed mind in Christ!

Ephesians 4:31-32 (NKJV) Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Sermon Series: Holiness





以弗所书4:23 -24又要将你们的心志改换一新,并且穿上新人.这新人是照着 神的形像造的、有真理的仁义、和圣洁。

当我们接受基督进入我们生命之后,我们将行走出完全不同的生活方式。我们需要意识到我们在基督里所拥有的圣洁和正义,并在圣灵的帮助下行走出圣洁的日常生活。因着我们在基督里的地位,我们的灵是按照真正的公义和圣洁而造。圣经指示我们在圣灵中行走,这样我们就不会听从肉体的欲望。我们不应该任由魔鬼控制我们的生命。 圣经在雅各书4:7中说,务要抵挡魔鬼、魔鬼就必离开你们逃跑了。谁在抵抗?是我们!

我们能够结出圣灵的果子,就是仁爱、喜乐、和平、忍耐、恩慈、良善、信实、温柔、节制, 因为我们已将自己对肉体的激情和渴望钉在了十字架上。我们是在基督里心意更新而新造的人!

以弗所书4:31-32 一切苦毒、恼恨、忿怒、嚷闹、毁谤、并一切的恶毒、〔或作阴毒〕都当从你们中间除掉。并要以恩慈相待、存怜悯的心、彼此饶恕、正如神在基督里饶恕了你们一样。