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In John 3:3 our Lord Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is >> 1 << he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

WHAT IS THE NEW LIFE?

What the new life is not: 
  • It is not a process of fixing the old life. See Matthew 9:16-17.
  • It is not given to us by our parents. See John 1:12-13. 
  • It is not gained by religion, ritual, or regulation. See Philippians 3:4-8.

What the new life is:

God assures us in 1 Peter 1:4 (NIV) that as his children, we are born “into an >> 2 << that can never >> 3 <<, spoil or fade.” New life is the supernatural act of God, giving us a new nature, adopting us into His family, calling us His children, and giving us an eternal inheritance!

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a >> 4 << creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
  • John 1:12 teaches us, “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the >> 5 << to become >> 6 << of God.”
  • 1 John 3:14 says, “We know that we have passed out of >> 7 << into >> 8 <<.”
  • In John 3:16 we observe “that whoever believes in him (Jesus) should not perish but have >> 9 << life.”

WHAT DOES THIS NEW LIFE CONSIST OF?

New security. Romans 8:39 says that neither “height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to  >> 10 << us from the >> 11 << of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Peace and joy. Romans 15:13 says, “May the God of hope fill you with all >> 12 << and >> 13 << in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

Intimate relationship with God, of love and obedience. We read in John 14:20-21, 23-24 (NIV), “On that day you will realize that I am >> 14 << my Father, and you are >> 15 << me, and I am >> 16 << you.”

Hunger for God’s Word. 1 Peter 2:2 says, “Like newborn infants, long for the pure >> 17 << milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.”

Trials and struggles of the faith. 2 Timothy 3:12 teaches us that “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be >> 18 <<.”

Desire for the company of other Christians. Acts 2:42 says, “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the >> 19 <<, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

Desire to tell others of your faith in Christ. Again, in Acts 4:20 (NIV) it says, “For we cannot help >> 20 << about what we have >> 21 <<.”

PERSONAL APPLICATION

What are some of the changes you have observed in your life since you received Christ as your personal Savior?
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Answers:
1. born again, 2. inheritance, 3. perish, 4. new, 5. right, 6. children, 7. death, 8. life, 9. eternal, 10. separate, 11. love, 12. joy, 13. peace, 14. in, 15. in, 16. in, 17. spiritual, 18. persecuted, 19. fellowship, 20. speaking, 21. seen and heard