Points to Ponder week of 11/7
If we are in Christ, we have a new self. It is not subject to our personality type, hurts, or experiences. Christ in us harnesses, heals, and re-interprets, which gives us freedom. In Chapter 3 of Colossians, Paul uses one metaphor after another to emphasize that in Christ we are not the same as before and that as new creatures we have a new focus and new practices as a result. This is not a challenge to work harder at being a better self; it is stating the truth that we are new and are meant to live in our newness. We’ll talk about it more on Sunday!