This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is
2 Corinthians 5:17. It says that if we are in Christ, we are a new creation. The old has past, and the new has come!
We were once sinners, caught in our own transgressions.
We were lost. Alone. Distant. Without hope, and without God in the world
Because of what Christ has done for us, however, we are not who we once were. We have been made new.
We have been redeemed. Accepted. Forgiven. Rescued. Reconciled. Perfected once and for all (Hebrews 10:10). Made right with our Heavenly Father.
This is not because of anything that we have done, but because of what Christ has done for us. We are in Him, and He is our new identity. In this world, as He is, so are we
(1 John 4:17)! Next time you begin to feel guilty, condemned, or unworthy, remember that you are a new creation in Christ. The old has past, and the new has come!
My name is Emily Hockenhull. I started Called and Created as a way to share the good news of the gospel of God's grace with others. Come join me on the journey!