I am a New Creation I am a Priest I am Royalty

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Slide 2 I am a New Creation I am a Priest I am Royalty Slide 3 Slide 4 2 Cor 5:17 - NIV Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. Slide 5 Slide 6 We receive something that Jesus has done FOR us. Jesus does something IN us Slide 7 Slide 8 temple Slide 9 1 Peter 2:5 - NIV You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Slide 10 temple Slide 11 Heb 6:19-20 - NIV We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. Slide 12 temple Slide 13 M J Erickson Sanctification is the continuing work of God in the life of the believer, making him or her actually holy - bearing an actual likeness to God. Slide 14 temple Slide 15 Matthew 23:25-26 - NIV Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. Slide 16 Matthew 23:27-28 - NIV Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead mens bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. Slide 17 temple Slide 18 The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. (Oxford Dictionary) Who we are when no one is watching. (Kerrilees favourite) Character: Slide 19 temple Slide 20 John Murray Indeed, the more sanctified the person is, the more conformed he is to the image of his saviour. The deeper his apprehension of the majesty of God, the greater the intensity of his love to God, the more persistent his yearning for the attainment of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, the more conscious will he be of the gravity of the sin that remains and the more poignant will be his detestation of it.Was this not the effect in all the people of God as they came into closer proximity to the revelation of Gods holiness. Slide 21 temple Slide 22 Eph 2:18-22 - NIV For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with Gods people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. Slide 23 temple Slide 24