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.

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 wine (Matthew 9:16-17); new covenant (Luke 22:17-20); new creation (2 Corinthians 5:14-17); new humanity (Ephesians 2:14-16); new earth (2 Peter 3:11-13).

Yes, 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 (John 13:34).

Ah, it’s good to be in the news.

Published 12th September 2012 with tags: gospel radical

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