Resurrection and New Creation: The resurrection changes the world for believers because it launched new creation. The Old creation was characterized by sin and death but the new creation is characterized by life in the spirit. And that life in the spi
Two themes emerge as a result of the resurrection:
1. Ethnic Boundary markers no longer relevant
Eph. 2:11 At one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision”….were separated from Christ.
2Cor. 5:16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh…Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
Gal. 6:15—For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
2. There is freedom from the Law and Worldly Powers
Gal. 3:23 before faith came, we were held captive under the law…
Gal 4:2 we were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world.
Gal. 5:2 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
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