Identity I—My New Life

What is our new life in Christ?


2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.
What does 2 Corinthians 5:17 imply concerning your old life?

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
What does Galatians 2:20 say concerning your new life?

John 1:12

But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name
What is our promise in John 1:12 and how do you receive this promise?

Romans 6:22

But now, being made free from sin and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification and the result of eternal life.
What do you think it means to be made free from sin?

2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.
According 2 Corinthians 4:4, were you able to know the truth before you were saved? 

Our new life in Christ is one where...

  • Our old life of unrepentant practices of sin and dishonoring the Lord is over. (2 Cor. 5:17)
  • Our new life of growing to be more like Christ and honoring the Lord has begun. (Gal. 2:20)
  • We are adopted children of God and can expect His perfect love and care for us as a good Father. (John 1:12)
  • We are no longer ignorant of sin and take no lasting pleasure in sinning. (Rom. 6:22)
  • We are no longer blind to the truth and can grow in our understanding of what is true by knowing God and His Word. (2 Cor. 4:4)


  • Why do you think we continue to sin after we are saved?
  • Do you think it is even possible to a live a day or more without sinning?
  • How can you grow in honoring the Lord?
  • How does God being our Father and we His children help us in life?
  • How do you plan to grow in your understanding of what is true?


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"If Christ is not all to you He is nothing to you. He will never go into partnership as a part Saviour of men. If He be something He must be everything, and if He be not everything He is nothing to you."
― Charles H. Spurgeon