2 Corinthians 5:17

01.12.16 | Justin Dix | Comments[2]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The apostle Paul writes of Christ's role of reconciling men to Himself.

2 Corinthians 5:17  . . . anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.  The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  (NLT)

Who would not want a chance to go back in time and do certain things differently?  I would!  Everyone of us has regrets . . . whether we admit it or not.

Here, in this verse, is a second chance . . . a fresh start!  Interested?  The question is:  do you belong to Christ?  He is the One offering new life!  Maybe you have received new life in Christ, but have never lived in the reality of it??

When Satan whispers "unworthy" or "un-loveable" -- the Savior says, as a Christ-follower, you are "freed from the power of sin."  Start living today in light of this birth right from Heaven!








Your Comments(please keep them on topic and polite)

on 01.12.16 Michael carter commented

I have been with the Lord now for two years. I have tried to stay strong but I have slipped away many many times and let the enemy into our lives. i ask f or forgiveness and have been forgiven each time. This time I have destroyed my marriage and my beautiful wifes life. I have hurt her so bad.. She has forgiven me so many times but this time it's beyond repair. I have lied so many times. Doesn't matter what I did a sin is a sin. i pray I could go back in time like you have stated. I am so very sorry for what I have done once again but it's beyond repair this time.. I'm sorry for hurting the most wonderful person in my life. Please pray for her to stay strong and not question her faith because of me. Her name is Robin and i so very sorry for all the lies. I really do love her. She didn't deserve what I have done. Please try to find somewhere deep down inside happiness for Robin.

on 01.14.16 Justin Dix commented

Hi, Michael -- thanks for sharing this burden -- I am praying for you both! May I suggest sharing this with your local church pastor and letting him come along side you with direction and encouragement? Sometimes, I need help beyond my own strength to deal with situations. Also, a good friend of mine who knows a lot about situations like this - would like to encourage you. Call Family Life 9-5 pm weekdays and ask for Gary. Thanks again! -- Justin