HOW DO WE BECOME A NEW PERSON?
By Ernest O'Neill
How Do We Become a New Person?
Rev. Ernest O'Neill
You're able this very morning to say, "Lord God, I am not going to touch that stuff again. Lord, I am not going to touch that habit again. Lord I am going to get out of this meaningless, directionless, purposeless life that I have and I am going to accept what You said in Your word that I am part of Your son, that you did put me here for a purpose, and now Lord, I am going to find that purpose and You can use me for yourself."
Loved ones you can do that, you can do that this morning. Simply because Christ died for all of us and all of us died. If anyone is in Christ and that means all of us, all of us died. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation and you can be new this day. So I would plead especially with those who are kind of worn down. You get worn down, don't you? You get worn down after a while. Either you get worn down outwardly or you get worn down secretly in your heart, but you get worn down.
You just begin to get to the point where you think "Oh, nothing is going to change very much, I am just going to drain on the way I am draining and dwindle out at the end". Elliot said, "Not with a bang but a whimper". And that's the way it's going to go. Loved ones, get up. Get up! God, our Father put you into His Son and He destroyed all that hopelessness in you. He destroyed all that weakness in you and He raised you up in His Son and He made you new and He is able to give you the power of that event here in your own life but you do have to do one thing. You do have to move towards that in faith. You have to believe it and you have to make a move with your will towards it.