What is new has come! 2 Corinthians 5.17

“So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away—look, what is new has come!”

2 Corinthians 5.17

Christians have a new reality in Christ. Even their perspectives about others change, v. 16. Their hopes, their dreams, their purpose in life are all new. They now work for reconciliation, vv. 18-21.

We get into Christ by baptism, Rom 6.4. Not by the passage of time, but by conversion, do we experience something new. With man, there’s never anything new, Eccl 1.9. With God, every day is a new day.

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August 2017 Issue of Christian Worker (Philippians Chapter 3)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics you will find:

  • Beware of Dogs (Bill Burk)
  • Leaving the Past Behind (Cody Westbrook)
  • Paul’s Present (Neal Pollard)
  • The Only Way to Go is Up! (Andy Baker)
  • A Call to Maturity (Clay Bond)
  • A Call to Follow (D.J. Stucky)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions.

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A marvelous invention, the paragraph

The paragraph is a marvelous invention. Within a visual unit of words and sentences a principal idea is captured and featured. Over the centuries the size of paragraphs has shrunk, but some still protest over single-sentence blocks.

Not all prescriptions for paragraphs function in all types of writing. But everyone works with some definition and concept of the paragraph. Continue reading

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