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Scripture at Sunrise 10.22.2015

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” -2 Corinthians 5:17

“In the end, it’s the joy and wonder of the gospel that will change you permanently. Only that experience sufficiently reprograms the heart.” -Tim Keller via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 3.11.2015

” Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” -2 Corinthians 5:17

I cannot endure the sight of God until I see Him in Christ; and God cannot bear the sight of me till He sees me in Christ. -Charles H. Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 12.11.2014

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” -2 Corinthians 5:17

“If your theology doesn’t change your behavior it will never change your destiny.” -Charles H. Spurgeon via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 6.29.2011

“…The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” -2 Corinthians 5:17

“Salvation is not just ‘fire insurance’ or ‘sin management.’ The gospel promises far more than going to heaven when you die. It is an all-encompassing pledge from God for the total renewal of creation. It involves the resurrection of our bodies and the liberation of the whole creation from  its bondage to sin and death. What insurance plan, global market, or government agency can claim this kind of authority over life and death? When he returns, Jesus will judge every person and nation and consummate his kingdom in everlasting righteousness and peace. We cannot limit salvation to our private world of the soul; the whole cosmos was created by the Father, in the Son, through the Spirit, and it is upheld and finally redeemed in the same way.” -Michael Horton, via Of First Importance

Scripture at Sunrise 10.13.2010

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”  -2 Corinthians 5:17

“The gospel is the best news we could ever hear. The gospel is about Jesus Christ and his power to transform our lives and relationships, communities, and ultimately, the nations. Through this gospel, we are freely given a new identity — an identity not based on race, social class, gender, a theological system, or a system of rules and regulations. Rather it is a new and perfect identity based solely on faith in Jesus — an identity that defines every aspect of our lives. We are now forgiven, righteous, adopted, accepted, free, and heirs to everything that belongs to Christ. So even our sin, weakness, and failures do not define who we are. Because of this good news, we no longer have to hide from our sin and pretend that we have it all together, for God knows and loves us as we are, not as we pretend to be.”

– Neil H. Williams, Gospel Transformation, 2nd ed. (Jenkintown, Pa.; World Harvest Mission, 2006), i, via Of First Importance

 

Scripture at Sunrise 7.29.2010

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”  -2 Corinthians 5:17

“God’s salvation does not come in response to a changed life. A changed life comes in response to the salvation.” -Tim Keller

Scripture at Sunrise 12.9.09

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”  -2 Corinthians 5:17

“Some think of the gospel as so slender it does nothing more than get us into the kingdom. After that the real work of transformation begins. But a biblically-faithful understanding of the gospel shows that gospel to be rich, powerful, the wisdom of God and the power of God, all we need in Christ. It is the gospel that saves us, transforms us, conforms us to Christ, prepares us for the new heaven and the new earth, establishes our relations with fellow-believers, teaches us how to work and serve so as to bring glory to God, calls forth and edifies the church, and so forth. This gospel saves — and ’salvation’ means more than just ‘getting in,’ but transformed wholeness.”

– D. A. Carson, “Four Questions with D. A. Carson

(HT: Justin Buzzard & Of First Importance)