Fair Havens Baptist Church     8909 Pedigo Road, Powell, TN 37839

From the Pastor

February 14, 2021

The Bible declares, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

A notorious sinner, soon after his conversion, gave the following testimony: “I am not what I ought to be; I am not what I’m going to be; but praise God, I’m not what I used to be.”

What is it that makes the Christian’s life so different? It’s the life-changing Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We become new creatures. This great change is as wide as eternity and makes the difference between Heaven and Hell. The redemptive work of Christ upon the cross has made it possible for anyone to enter Heavens portal. The old has gone the new has arrived.

This new creation in Christ has new aims, aspirations, ambitions, and attitudes. It embraces new desires, dreams, and drives. This all comes about through Christ, not a religious order, sorority, fraternity, or political affiliation. This radical change is a result of Christ living in us. His great love is the only hope for this wicked fallen world.

Thought for today: Love cannot be defined, it must be revealed. It is like a rose—the more you crush it, the more fragrant it becomes.

Sermon: The most excellent way. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.