December 9, 2018
There is this great desire in the hearts of men for a brand new start.
And yet, everything around us tells us that this is impossible.
Not to mention sin.
We send space probes hurtling into space to search for something new.
Become brand new? Impossible.
Only in Disney world.
But they never found that place.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if could return to that place again?
There is a God in heaven after all.
And so if it could ever happen again, He would be the only one who could possibly do it.
There was no hope left for the first Adam and the race he founded – old man.
And so the only hope was that somehow God would bring on a brand new Adam.
Brand new - a completely new man. The God-man.
Brand new because He was sinless.
Brand new because finally the one and only Savior had come.
He would be raised from the dead, and that was another brand new thing about Him.
Our old man was crucified with Him.
And from then on, whenever somebody would believe in Him, they would die with Him also.
Just like Christ coming out of the new tomb was brand new, everyone who believes in Him also becomes brand new.
Brand new, as in a completely new kind of mankind.
One New Man.
This brand new life begins with a new birth. A regeneration.
This new man is designed to think new thoughts, and act in a new way.
After all, how can a sinful and corrupt old man produce a holy and righteous new man?
The new man is a brand new creation. Created fresh from the hand of the Lord.
Created in the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ.