All Things New

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All Things New – Servant Attitude

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Read Philippians 2:5-11

Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross. (Philippians 2:7-8 NLT)

”What’s in it for me?” is not the attitude of Christ. Secure in His status as the Son of God, Christ willingly became a servant (and then our Savior). As Christ-followers, we are expected to be secure in our status as children of God and willingly serve others as we follow Jesus’ example.

All Things New – New Attitude

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Read Philippians 2:1-11

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. (Philippians 2:5 NLT)

Our natural drift pattern is away from God—his desires, his thoughts, his way of life. An attitude is an advance decision as to how we are going to desire, feel, think, or act in any situation; our attitudes are rooted in our true beliefs. Here are some examples of how you can trade in your own sinful attitudes for the attitude of Christ Jesus.

All Things New – New Identity

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Read 1 Peter 1:3-7

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance (1 Peter 1:3-4a, NLT)

The battle is won; Jesus has paid the price for our sin. Because we are born again by God’s mercy, we have a new identity in Christ. We now have a priceless inheritance, not only eternally in heaven, but even now, as our faith during trials brings honor and glory to God.

All Things New – New Birth

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Read John 3:1-8
Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:5-7 NLT)
The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to recall and reflect upon our new birth in Christ, to surrender to his spirit, and to engage in the things that set up growth in this new life.