Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21, 2 Corinthians 6:1-2. (Welcome to a new week!) The Bible says that people in Christ are new creations. What we were without Christ, we can never be again. There may be lapses into old behaviors but “that shirt will never fit again.” Even stubborn old habits will give way to new life! We will have a new burden to persuade others (vs 11) We will have a new attitude of service to God rather than self-centeredness. (vs 15). We will see people as they are in Christ rather than as they are in the flesh. (vs 16) If this newness is absent, we have “accepted the grace of God in vain”. (6:1) This a clear warning from God for any who would “claim Christ” but have no evidence of conviction or change. Nor are we free to procrastinate! “Now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation” (6:2) If we are in Christ, we are to be new now!