If you were to believe in Jesus Christ, what difference would that make in your life? Pastor Colin talks about what would actually change in addition to what you believe.
Regeneration: How Christ Changes Your Soul
Are we as people all basically the same, except that a Christian believes certain things about Jesus? Or is there something more? And if there’s more, what is it? How is the person who is in Christ different? The answer to these questions lies in understanding the Spirit’s work of regeneration in the life of the believer. This new life from God makes all the difference in the world.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13, NIV) Being a Christian is more than beliefs, behaviors, and relationships. All that is true, but there’s something behind the beliefs, behaviors, and relationships that is […]
I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. (Acts 24:16, NIV) “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation” (2 Cor. 5:17). What’s new in the new creation? Becoming a Christian didn’t change the color of my eyes or the sound of my accent. Becoming a Christian does not […]
We know that an idol is nothing at all… But not everyone knows this. (1 Cor. 8:4,7 NIV) A few months back, I was speaking at a conference in another city, and so was staying in a hotel. I had arrived late at night, checked in, and crashed out to get some sleep. I didn’t […]
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, […]
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. (Ezekiel 36:26-27, NIV) […]
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be […]
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Gal. 2:20, NIV) Regeneration is one of the most important—and least understood—truths of our salvation […]
Jesus said, “You must be born again.” (John 3:7, NIV) John tells us the story of how a man called Nicodemus came to meet with Jesus. We are told that this man was “a man of the Pharisees,” and he was “a member of the Jewish ruling council” (v1). That means that he was a […]