All Things New In Christ

A brief study outline for anyone interested in the position of a New Covenant believer in Jesus Christ.

 

I.  The Christian’s New Life

         A.  A New Creature; Through a New Birth

1.  2 Corinthians 5:17

a.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2.  John 3:3, 7

a.  3  Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

7  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’

3.  1 Peter 1:23

a.  since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

4.  Galatians 3:26

a.  for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.

5.  Ephesians 2:10

a.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

6.  Ephesians 4:22, 24

a.  22  to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,

24  and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

 

II.  As new creatures, we live under a…

         A.  New Covenant

1.  Hebrews 8:8-13

a.  8  For he finds fault with them when he says:

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord,

when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel

and with the house of Judah,

9  not like the covenant that I made with their fathers

on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt.

For they did not continue in my covenant,

and so I showed no concern for them, declares the Lord.

10  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel

after those days, declares the Lord:

I will put my laws into their minds,

and write them on their hearts,

and I will be their God,

and they shall be my people.

11  And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor

and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’

for they shall all know me,

from the least of them to the greatest.

12  For I will be merciful toward their iniquities,

and I will remember their sins no more.”

13  In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

2.  Hebrews 12:22-24

a.  22  But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23  and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24  and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

3.  Matthew 26:28

a.  28  for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

 

III.  As new creatures under a new covenant, we have a….

         A.  New Commandment

1.  John 13:34

a.  34  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

2.  John 15:12, 17

a.  12  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

17  These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

3.  1 John 3:14-24

a.  14  We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15  Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

16  By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17  But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 18  Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

19  By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20  for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 21  Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22  and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 23  And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24  Whoever keeps his commandments abides in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

4.  Romans 13:8-10

a.  8  Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9  The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10  Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

5.  Matthew 22:36-40

a.  36  “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37  And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38  This is the great and first commandment. 39  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40  On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

6.  1 Corinthians 13:1-13

a.  1  If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

4  Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6  it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8  Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9  For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10  but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11  When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12  For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13  So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

 

IV.  As new creatures under a new covenant, we walk in a….

         A.  New way

1.  Hebrews 10:19, 20

a.  19  Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20  by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,

2.  John 10:9

a.  9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.

3.  John 14:6

a.  6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

4.  Isaiah 35:8-10

a.  8  And a highway shall be there,

and it shall be called the Way of Holiness;

the unclean shall not pass over it.

It shall belong to those who walk on the way;

even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.

9  No lion shall be there,

nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it;

they shall not be found there,

but the redeemed shall walk there.

10  And the ransomed of the LORD shall return

and come to Zion with singing;

everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;

they shall obtain gladness and joy,

and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

V.  As new creatures under a new covenant, we walk in a new way to a new place…

         A.  New Jerusalem

1.  Revelation 21:1, 2

a.  1  Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2  And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

2.  Revelation 3:12

a.  12  The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

3.  John 14:2

a.  2  In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

4.  John 17:24

a.  24  Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

5.  Philippians 3:19-20

a.  19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

6.  Ephesians 2:6-9

a.  6  and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7  so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8  For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9  not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

7.  1 John 3:2-3

a.  2  Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3  And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

 

VI.  As new creatures, we are known by a….

         A.  New Name

1.  Revelation 3:12

a.  12  The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

2.  Revelation 2:17

a.  17  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’

3.  Isaiah 62:2

a.  2  The nations shall see your righteousness,

and all the kings your glory,

and you shall be called by a new name

that the mouth of the LORD will give.

4.  Isaiah 43:6-7

a.  6  I will say to the north, Give up,

and to the south, Do not withhold;

bring my sons from afar

and my daughters from the end of the earth,

7  everyone who is called by my name,

whom I created for my glory,

whom I formed and made.”

5.  Revelation 22:4

a.  4  They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.

6.  Luke 10:20

a.  20  Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

7.  1 John 5:4-5

a.  4  For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5  Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

8.  1 Corinthians 15:57-58

a.  57  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58  Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

 

VII.  As new creatures under a new covenant and known by a new name with a new home we shall sing a…

         A.  New Song

1.  Revelation 5:9-12

a.  9  And they sang a new song, saying,

“Worthy are you to take the scroll

and to open its seals,

for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God

from every tribe and language and people and nation,

10  and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,

and they shall reign on the earth.”

11  Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12  saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

2.  Revelation 14:1-3

a.  1  Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2  And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3  and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

3.  Revelation 15:3

a.  3  And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,

“Great and amazing are your deeds,

O Lord God the Almighty!

Just and true are your ways,

O King of the nations!

4.  Revelation 19:1-9

a.  1  After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out,

“Hallelujah!

Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,

2  for his judgments are true and just;

for he has judged the great prostitute

who corrupted the earth with her immorality,

and has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”

3  Once more they cried out,

“Hallelujah!

The smoke from her goes up forever and ever.”

4  And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!” 5  And from the throne came a voice saying,

“Praise our God,

all you his servants,

you who fear him,

small and great.”

6  Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,

“Hallelujah!

For the Lord our God

the Almighty reigns.

7  Let us rejoice and exult

and give him the glory,

for the marriage of the Lamb has come,

and his Bride has made herself ready;

8  it was granted her to clothe herself

with fine linen, bright and pure”—

for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

9  And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”

 

VIII.  The saints will learn this new song in this world…..

         A.  Psalm 40:1-4

1.  1  I waited patiently for the LORD;

he inclined to me and heard my cry.

2  He drew me up from the pit of destruction,

out of the miry bog,

and set my feet upon a rock,

making my steps secure.

3  He put a new song in my mouth,

a song of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear,

and put their trust in the LORD.

4  Blessed is the man who makes

the LORD his trust,

who does not turn to the proud,

to those who go astray after a lie!

B.  Psalm 118:14

1.  14  The LORD is my strength and my song;

he has become my salvation.

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