Summary: 9 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-IX—2Corinthians 5:9--6:10
?How many of you have any Regrets?...
Wish you had a ‘Fresh Start’, a ‘Clean Slate’?
Wish you could leave ‘this little podunk town’? or
Wish you could leave the ‘Rat Race’ of the city for a slower pace?
A true Christian receives a new nature.
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...
5. SOUND INSANITY(5:13)Risk
11—A new creation is significant in its New...
5:21—“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
God “made” the sinless Jesus(cff. See below) substitutionarily/vicariously become “sin” for the sake of those individuals who would trust His payment. Thus Jesus died instead of me/you...took my/your place on the cross. I/you deserved to be on that cruel cross because we are both sinners against God!
Jesus was entirely innocent...I am & you are not!
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us,...”
Isa. 53:4-5, 9, 10-12—“Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, & afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”.....“And they made His grave with the wicked-- But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.”.....“Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His soul, & be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.”
Rom. 8:3—“For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,”