I Am Made New

2 Corinthians 5:17-21 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.  For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”  For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

A miracle happens when God makes us new! A miracle happens when we begin a new life with God! A miracle happens when God declares that our old life is gone! A miracle happens when God gives us a new lease on life, a new identity, and a new mission to be his ambassador’s. A miracle happens when we open up our mouth and tell others to, “Come Back to God.” 

I am all for makeovers, and I love it when people experience the joy of a great makeover. But there is nothing like getting a holy makeover from the most talented and loving makeover artist in the universe and that is Jesus Christ! 

Whenever someone accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they are in essence saying, “I just had a makeover from the Creator of the Universe, and I am made new!” 

It should make you feel fabulous. It should make you shout to the rooftops the name of Jesus! 

When you realize who you are “In Christ”, and discover your new and true identity now that you are new, it changes everything for the better. We are going to have one of the most epic “Identity” nights we have ever had this Monday at Encounter. We are even going to cook up a bunch of brats and hot dogs and provide dinner at 6:00pm to start this awesome evening. Don’t miss out on this very special night! 

 You can watch it live at www.facebook.com/churchofthesavior

Be Blessed and Encouraged 

Bill Rieser 

Encounter Pastor