Have You Had A Funeral For Your Old Life?

Maybe we need to have a funeral.
“For what?” you might ask.
Maybe we need to have a funeral for our old life.
Let me explain.
Go back to when you became a Christian. You asked Jesus into your heart to forgive you of your sins. But what then? When we became Christians we were supposed to turn our back on our old way of life. But did we? Yes, we accept Christ because we don’t want to go to hell. But, there is more to the Christian life than that.
Paul told the Christians in Colossae, “For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:1). Notice Paul says, “For you died to this life..” You DIED to this life…
What did we die to?
We died to our old sinful desires. We died to sexual immorality. We died to dishonesty.       We died to a foul mouth. We died to selfishness. We died to all those things and more.       Now, our priority is Jesus and living a Christ-like life.
It is my conviction that this is one of the greatest problems in America; there are lots of people on church rolls who identify as “Christians,” but they continue to live like they always lived. Listen, when you give your life to Christ, you are not going to want to live the old life. It doesn’t mean anything to you any more. You have died to it.
Is your life today any different than what it was before you became a Christian? If not, it should be. You have died to the old life. Put it aside.
Instead, focus on living for Christ.

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