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Summary: 6 of ? Paul clarified the significance of being a new creation in Christ to the Corinthian church. But what is significant about being a new creation in Christ? A new creation is significant in its New...

The SIGNIFICANCE Of A NEW CREATION-VI—2Corinthians 5:9--6:10

Attention:

Repurposing a Dresser—It can be become a...

Bathroom Vanity

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Drawers can become:

Ottoman

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A true Christian receives a new nature.

Will you accept your new life in Christ?

Need:

My life seems hollow...I’m missing something. But I’m powerless to do more than what I can do on my own. It depends on my ability & energy & I just can’t do it anymore. I have no joy or love of what my future holds.

I can’t seem to rise above the sinful desires of my heart. What do I do?

The key to our verses is 2Cor. 5:17—“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Paul clarified the significance of being a new creation in Christ to the Corinthian church.

There is significance to being a new creation in Christ.

But what is significant about being a new creation in Christ?

10+ significations/signifiers of being a new creation in Christ.

Previously we have found that A new creation is significant in its New...

1. PLEASUREs(5:9)

2. RECEPTION(5:10)

3. PERSUASION(5:11)

4. OPPORTUNITY(5:12)

5. SOUND INSANITY/Risk(5:13)

6. LOVE(5:14-15)

7—A new creation is significant in its New...

CONSIDERATIONS(5:16)

Explanation:(5:16)Regard

5:16—“Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.”

Because the Christian is a new creation in Christ, they are compelled thru the Holy Spirit, not to “regard”(literally ‘know’) man, but rather to “regard”(know/recognize) God first & foremost above all else. A Christian’s(new man’s) “regarding”(knowing/recognizing) is never to be directed by/couched in “the flesh.” When(not IF) you sin, then God is not first, & you have openly “regarded”(known/recognized) man over God.

Through concession to avoid misunderstanding, Paul admits that “we” have personally experienced(“known”—ginwskw) Christ thru “the flesh.” In other words, Christ was bodily, physically here on earth.

However Jesus’ bodily presence, in flesh, is a uniquely past experience per His ascension to heaven.

“From now on/Henceforth”(See :18, 20)—apo tou nun—‘From this now’—apo—Preposition—1) Of separation—1a) Of local separation, after verbs of motion from a place i.e. Of departing, of fleeing, ..., 1b) Of separation of a part from the whole; 2) of origin. Strong—a primary particle; “Off,” i.e. Away(from something near), in various senses(of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative)—&—tou—Article—1) This, that, these, etc. Strong—the def. article; The(sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).—&—nun—Adverb—1) At this time, the present, now. “Now”, marks a definite point or period of time, the(objective) immediate present. Strong—a primary particle of present time; “Now”(as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective--Present or immediate.

“Regard”—eidw/oida—Perfect Active Indicative—1) To see, or perceive; 2) To know—Understand, perceive—2c) To have regard for one, cherish, pay attention to(1Th 5:12). Eidw/oida denotes to see with the mind's eye, signifies a clear & purely mental perception. Strong—a primary verb; used only in certain past tenses; properly--To see(literally or figuratively); by implication(in the perfect only)--To know.

“According to”2X—kata—Preposition—1) Down from, through out; 2) According to, toward, along. Strong—a primary particle; (prepositionally--Down(in place or time), in varied relations(according to the case [genitive case, dative case or accusative case] with which it is joined).

“Flesh”2X—sarx—Noun Fem.—1) Flesh(the soft substance of the living body, which covers the bones & is permeated with blood) of both man & beasts; 2) The body; 3) A living creature(because possessed of a body of flesh) whether man or beast; 4) The flesh, denotes mere human nature, the earthly nature of man apart from divine influence, & therefore prone to sin & opposed to God. Strong—Flesh(as stripped of the skin), i.e. strictly--The meat of an animal(as food), or by extension--The body(as opposed to the soul [or spirit], or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred), or by implication--Human nature(with its frailties [physically or morally] & passions), or specifically--A human being(as such).

“Known...Know”2X(See :21)—ginwskw—1) To learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel—1a) To become known; 2) To know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of—2a) To understand, 2b) To know; 3) Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse between a man & a woman; 4) To become acquainted with, to know. Ginwskw denotes a knowledge grounded on personal experience. Strong—a prolonged form of a primary verb; To "know"(absolutely) in a great variety of applications & with many implications.

“Yet”—alla—Conjunction—1) But—1a) Nevertheless, notwithstanding, 1b) An objection, 1c) An exception, 1d) A restriction, 1e) Nay, rather, yea, moreover, 1f) Forms a transition to the cardinal matter. Strong—neuter plural of allov; properly--Other things, i.e. adverbially--Contrariwise(in many relations).

“Now”2X?(See :18, 20)—nun—Adverb—1) At this time, the present, now. “Now”, marks a definite point or period of time, the(objective) immediate present. Strong—a primary particle of present time; “Now”(as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective--Present or immediate.

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