October 11, 2007
So, I’ve been viewing the video testimonies from the people who are getting baptized this next Sunday at Fellowship Church. And there is a common denominator in each one: Transforming
Each of the people that will share their testimony and get baptized on Sunday have been transformed.
“I was one way…now I am this way,” some said.
“I didn’t like the person I had become, but I like the person I am becoming,” said others.
This theme is talked about in the 2nd book of Corinthians (written by Paul) when he says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; The old has gone, the new has come!
There is a powerful message from “the new”. When something is brand new or when something old becomes new again. It brings the perspective of freshness, of the ability to start over, to overcome the times we’ve messed up or failed to accomplish either what we’ve set out to do or should have done.
Paul doesn’t stop there though. He continues to say that the reason why this occurs is because God has reconciled (or reconnected) us to Himself again through Jesus Christ. And our old ways will not count against us.
So there must be something pretty amazing about this person Jesus Christ. Or quite possibly transforming.
Until next time…