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Hope: The Already and the Not Yet

Hope: The Already and the Not Yet

He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ — Revelation 21:5 NIV, emphasis mine The Greek word John uses for new is kainos. Kainos is not the common word used in the New Testament for new, which is neos. Neos is when you take an old car and overhaul it

Fast Regret

Editor’s Note: “What are you giving up for Lent?”.  Chocolate? Designer coffee? Social media? Carbs? Forty days later, some feel disappointed, some feel surprised by their success, but perhaps few feel spiritually renewed.  We ache to meaningfully honor Christ’s resurrection. Yet, in practice, this focal point in the liturgical calendar is often a celebration of

Butterflies: A Story of Rebirth

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. — 2 Corinthians 5:17 Rebirth can be a difficult concept to understand, but the lovely little butterfly offers a picture of what takes place when Christ comes into a human heart. The caterpillar’s metamorphosis

The Choice is Ours: Believe the Old or Be the New

Behold, I am making all things new. – Revelation 21:5 The resurrection affects everything. When Jesus rose from the dead to defeat sin, death, and evil, he overcame everything affected by the fall. Jesus is the first of a kind, not only a new kind of person but a new creation: Then I saw a

Forgiveness: Receive the Gift of Grace

  Forgiveness: Today I will remember that my failure to forgive myself is a prideful choice to not receive your grace. If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone. The new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 What can we learn about forgiveness from one of the greatest saints

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