From Pastor...[Read 2 Corinthians 5, espcially verses 11-21]
"Anyone Who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The Old life is gone; the new life has begun!"
2 Corinthians 5:17
The New Living Translation Bible translates the same verse "What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!"
I've got a friend, Pastor Ben Eder, who grew up in Geen Bay, Wisconsin.
He's a Green Bay Packer fan. While I'm not a person who really pays much attention to professional sports anymore, if I hear of Green Bay playing I might watch at least a part of the game. [Okay, once in a great while, I might do the same for the Buffalo Bills.]
I mention the Green Bay Packers for a couple of reasons. One, is that I
can commend Ben on [HIS] 'Packers!' A second reason is that I heard the team is owned by the City. Correct me on that, if I'm wrong, but to me,
Ben and the Green Bay citizens can really say the team IS their team, because they do own it at some level. A third reason, though is simply, because every now and then, I read some quote by one of their coaches,
Coach Vince Lombardi. The quote I just read by him is, "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up!"
Gettting up again, recovering, are a big part of football games, and certainly part of our lives, and our lives as Christians.
Christmas...Christ Mass...no matter how much we shop, party, decorate, feast, sing carols...whatever...behind it all, over it all, is God coming down to us as a child. He got KNOCKED DOWN in His life too! In the process somehow the result of that, enables us in our lives, when we've FALLEN, or when we've been KNOCKED DOWN, to get up again. God's WORDS for that are that we become Christians, new persons.
My prayer is that all of us no matter where we've been or what we've done, no matter how bad we feel being knocked down, we realize that we can turn to our Lord and He will help us get up. That help can be forgiveness. It can be healing. It can be a new job or place to live.
It can be the reassurance that our Lord is with us and we will get through the situation that seems to have knocked us down. Trust God's Word, read His Words in 2 Corinthians chapter 5. And yes, this 'old year' is passing and the 'new one' will begin...even...and hopefully for Green Bay... the Packers will get up and win...and...of course we will begin our New Life, believing in Jesus, living for Him, and serving Him and being His Ambassadors! [Remember - read the Words of 2 Corinthians 5]
"There is SALVATION in NO ONE ELSE! There is NO OTHER NAME in all of heaven for people to call on TO SAVE THEM!" [Portions of Acts 4:11&12] Jesus is the One to call upon! He said about Himself, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one gets to the Father except by Me!" John 14:6
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved!" Acts 16:31
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