The New Man
17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,
18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;
19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20 But you have not so learned Christ,
21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,
23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Sermon Notes: “We Different” Part Two
What Paul is saying in this texts is: Make space for something and someone new.
You must declare to God in this new year that:
I am no longer that person.
I am not ruled by whatever feels good. I am not ruled by what the world and the news tell me what is good.
I am a new man. I am a new woman.
The old has gone and the new has come.
Simply Put; WE DIFFERENT!