I Don't Look Like What I've Been Through

It’s amazing how God distances us from our past. We don’t look anything like where we’ve been or from where we’ve come.

Here's a verse to remember:

If any man be in Christ Jesus, he is a new creature . . . 2 Corinthians 5:17

Jesus uses the language of new creation when Paul is speaking to the church at Corinth by saying, If any man be in Christ Jesus, he is a new creature, old things have passed away and behold all things are new.

Christ is not known for hiding the past but rather encourages being hopeful for the future. While everyone is saved from something, our future in Christ is always bigger, brighter and better than where we last came from.

Because of this, the bible says we are overcome by the words of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb. We can help so many people by telling them that through Christ, we are victorious over our troubled past. We have newfound hope in salvation and we can now experience joy in Christ because of our bright futures in Him.

Now isn't that something to thank God for?

Leave your questions and comments below! I always do my best to address them during Pastoral Teachings on Tuesday's at 6:30 PM EST on Facebook LIVE.

Be blessed,

Pastor Floyd C. Hawkins, Sr.

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Shiloh Church of God in Christ is a non-profit religious organization affiliated with the international six million member strong, Church of God in Christ, Inc. Shiloh COGIC is led by Pastor Floyd Hawkins and First Lady Linda Hawkins, both of whom have been pillars of the Northern Virginia community for over 29 years.  Shiloh COGIC is known for its  local missions that serve free lunches to those in need in the Fairfax, Lorton and Mount Vernon communities. The church also holds free summer breakfast programs for youth ages 2-14. You can learn more about Shiloh COGIC on scogicva.org


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