Why is the church called New Creation?

   If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.     Long story short, things are not the way they are supposed to be. God is ready to make people whole, bring back what is lost and remake what is broken. God is committed to transforming all things. Emotionally, relationally, mentally, physically, socially, all the -ly words...God is  renewing people, families, cities and the world.

If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Long story short, things are not the way they are supposed to be. God is ready to make people whole, bring back what is lost and remake what is broken. God is committed to transforming all things. Emotionally, relationally, mentally, physically, socially, all the -ly words...God is  renewing people, families, cities and the world.

God is in the business of making all things new

One of the authors of the Bible once wrote, "If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has past away; behold, the new has come. To be in Christ means that, by faith through grace, you are spiritually connected to Jesus. Another way of saying it is: God extends his favor, compassion and mercy to those who are far from him; even those who don't particularly like him. If and when you put your trust in Jesus as Savior of your soul, you are reconciled with God. There is a condition called sin that separates imperfect people from a perfect God. In his life, death and resurrection, Jesus made a way for forgiveness to happen so we would no longer be estranged but brought back to the God who made us and loves us.

Sin is disobedience of God and a disease that causes us to hurt each other and hate our Creator. The world is not the way it's supposed to be. We do things that wish we'd never do. We wound each other and we wound ourselves. When we are brought into relationship with Jesus, things begin to change. God restores our broken hearts and renews our confused minds. He not only changes our behavior but roots out the things that keep us from growing and thriving. 

God created people to be like him. Made us to be fruitful and multiply. Doing things that would be a reminder of how amazing he is and how blessed we are. As God makes us New Creations, he transforms us from the inside out so we can be the people he intended us to be.