Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The old things have passed away!
"Never be a prisoner of your past.
It was just a lesson, not a life choice."
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
"For the love of Christ controls us,
having concluded this, that one died for all,
therefore all died; and He died for all,
so that they who live might no longer
live for themselves, but for Him who died
and rose again on their behalf.
Therefore from now on we recognize
no one according to the flesh;
even though we have known Christ
according to the flesh, yet now
we know Him in this way no longer.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creature;
the old things passed away;
behold, new things have come.
Now all these things are from God,
who reconciled us to Himself through Christ
and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely,
that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself,
not counting their trespasses against them,
and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ,
as though God were making an appeal through us;
we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf,
so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."