Off with the Old, On with the New

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Theme: Put on a godly way of life, take off the bad way of life
Object: New clothes with price tags still on them
Scripture: Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.  Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:22-24 NLT

 

Look at my new clothes. My wife bought them for me a few weeks ago.

Do you like to wear new clothes?

When do you get new clothes? (Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Back to School)

I like to wear new clothes.

Did you know that Christians are like people who put on new clothes?

When we become Christians, God makes us into new people.

Before we can put on new clothes we have to take off our old and dirty clothes, right?

To become new people in Christ, we must take off our old bad ways and put on God’s ways.

Let me give you an example: God tells us to control our anger and don’t desire bad things.

God also commands us not to say bad things about people, we should not say bad words, and we should not tell lies.

Those are some of the old ways that we must get rid of.

After we have taken off our old ways, God can clothe us with His ways.

We can love one another and be kind, polite, obedient, and helpful.

We can become more like Jesus every day.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to change and become more like you every day.  Amen