Thursday, 28 June 2012

Some astounding news

Sack living for the old, normal, natural things. The comfortable things. The predictable.

Sack living a this-is-how-it's-always-been kind of life.

An everyone-else-does-it-so-it-must-be-the-way-to-go kind of life.

A norms-of-society-don't-rock-the-boat-live-a-decent-life-get-a-job-have-a-family-buy-a-house-with-a-nice-little-dog-two-cars-and-a-beautifully-paved-drive-all-nicely-placed-in-the-middle-of-the-road kind of life.

Sack that!

Living for Jesus is about the never-seen-before, not the always-been-there; it's a journey of discovery into what's on its way, what's coming in, what is destined to be.

It's about the new, not the old.

And the good news of the New Testament is exactly that - news! The news, or new things, as spoken by and lived out by Jesus. The news, or new things, as freshly passed on to his disciples. The news, or new things, as startlingly endowed with power by the Holy Spirit.

The strong, exciting, life-changing, brand spanking new things, fresh out of God's exceptional, inimitable, omnifangled heart.

And, in Christ, it's available to anyone and everyone.

Here's a short burst of the kind of news I'm talking about:


New Birth 

(John 3:1-8)

New Birth in Jesus
Dead, buried and
risen with Christ


 New Wine 

(Matthew 9:16-17)

New Wine in Jesus
Drinking of the Holy Spirit


New Covenant

(Luke 22:17-20)

New Covenant in Jesus
God's promises made new;
life poured out


New Creation

(2 Corinthians 5:14-17)

New Creation in Jesus
If anyone is in Christ,
the new creation has come!


New Man

(Ephesians 2:14-16)

New Man in Jesus
A new kind of humanity
through the power of the cross


New Earth

(2 Peter 3:11-13)

New Earth in Jesus
As if heaven wasn't enough,
there's a new earth on its way!

And, of course, we mustn't forget the new commandment either.

Ahhh, it's good to be in the news.


n0rma1 said...

Love it. News as an announcement & as many new things.

s0upy said...

Yeah, thanks. They kind of go together anyway. Brings a fresh perspective on the 'good news'.