New Perspective

Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (day five)

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. 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away;

When he surrendered his life to Christ, Paul’s heart changed dramatically. He felt new and clean. He began to think in a “new and clean” way. Paul’s words for his old heart and thoughts, they “passed away”. One of the application points was his view of people- Christians and non-Christians. He began to see unbelievers in the light of the Gospel as “lost”- people who needed to find and have Christ. His heart was burdened for them. He also began to see Christians as important and viable for the Christian faith.  He loved and treasured them (completely different than before).

Does our view and perspective of people indicate the ruling presence of Christ in our hearts?

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

One thought on “New Perspective”

  1. Great question, “Does our view and perspective of people indicate the ruling presence of Christ in our hearts?”

    In my view, when Christ is present in us, and when the Holy Spirit works in us, we will have a new perspective on life, and we don’t allow for a tension on the human race and among believers.

    When we walk with God, Satan will not gain an advantage! The Gospel of Jesus will thrive! Believers will see a new beginning on life! We will feel new and clean. It is good to know that in Christ, we have a new beginning! Let’s follow Him and for the gateway of God’s Kingdom. Fear God, not Satan!

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