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The Bible says that when we trust in Jesus, we are like new creations in Christ. What does that mean?

Key Points:

  • As Christians, we are spiritually rich, yet we don’t cash in on what God has for us. This is often explained in the common New Testament (NT) phrase “being in Christ.” This phrase occurs over a hundred times in the NT!
  • Being in Christ means that what’s true of Jesus is true of us – if we trust Jesus alone for our salvation.
  • Jesus’s perfect access to God, his righteousness and blamelessness – is all true of us, just like if you merged bank accounts with a rich person if you married them.
  • If we are struggling with guilt and sin, it’s probably because we’re not actually living in the truth that if we are “in Christ,” what’s true of Jesus is true of us.

Quote This:

2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

See Also: Christian Living, Spiritual Growth

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What are some things you know to be true about the character of Jesus? How do you measure up to those traits?
  3. Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. What do you think it means to be a new creation in Christ?
  4. What are some practical things you can do to remind yourself that you are a new creation in Christ?
  5. How can trusting that you are a new creation “in Christ” help you overcome guilt, shame, and bad habits or sin patterns in your life?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.