New, and Getting Newer

New, and Getting Newer

“Oh, but I was so much older then. I’m younger than that now.” (Bob Dylan, My Back Pages)

1.  “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things.” (Psalm 98:1, NIV)

2. “We were buried with him by the baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, so we too might habitually live and behave in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4, AMP)

3. “Behold, I make all things new.” (Revelations 21:5, KJV)

4. “Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up, flowing and bubbling, continually within him into eternal life.”  (John 4:14, AMP)

5. “God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great is your faithfulness!”  (Lamentations 3:22-33, MSG)

6. “Offer and yield yourself to God as though you have been raised to perpetual life.” (Romans 6:13, AMP)

7. “All of us, as with unveiled faces, because we continue to behold and to reflect like mirrors the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transformed into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord Who is the Spirit.”  (2 Corinthians 3:18, AMP)

8. “With you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.” (Ps. 36:9, NIV)

9. “He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by the cleansing bath of the new birth and renewing of the Holy Spirit.” (Titus 3:5, AMP)

10. “Once you were in darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light – lead the lives of those native-born to the light.”  (Ephesians 5:8, AMP)

11. ”’We do not become discouraged. Though our outer self is decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being progressively renewed day after day. For this slight distress of the passing hour is ever more and more abundantly preparing, producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory – beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!”  (2 Corinthians 4:16-17, AMP)

12. “Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits… who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”  (Psalm 103:2,5, NIV)

13. “Therefore if any person is ingrafted in Christ, the Messiah, he is a new creature altogether, a new creation; the old has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17, AMP)

14. “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew the right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Grant me the joy of your saving help again, and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.”  (Psalm 51:10-12, BCP)