Day 17

The Firstfruits of the New Creation

from the This Is the Church reading plan


John 17:1-19, James 1:18, Philippians 3:20-21, 2 Corinthians 5:1-9, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:18-25

BY She Reads Truth

Since 2012, She Reads Truth has maintained a singular mission: to be women in the Word of God every day. Ten years later, our community includes “Shes” from across the globe, but our mission hasn’t changed.

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at She Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading This Is The Church, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your  own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read. Each day for this series, we’ll include a brief summary of the reading along with a prompt for conversation.


The Church is a display of Christ’s active work making all things new. As citizens of the eternal kingdom of God, we live in this world yet long for our true and eternal home. 

Discussion Question: In light of today’s reading, how can you better live out the truth that we are a new creation commissioned by God? 

Take time to reflect on your Scripture reading and today’s question. Share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments. 

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88 thoughts on "The Firstfruits of the New Creation"

  1. Cathy says:

    I love the humanity Jesus displays in John 17: 1-19 where he realizes the Father’s work is done. It seems like He is pleased with his obedience and wants to be reunited and share in the glory of being at His Father’s side again.

  2. Helen Amos says:

    I like the verse that mentions now we are concerned with pleasing God. I need to stop chasing people’s approval as it’s God’s I want to be after.

  3. Cindy Hodges says:

    Today I will focus on 2 Corinthians 5:9: So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.

  4. Georgia Frimpong says:

    I can focus on the hope that I have in Heaven…a difficult task for me.

  5. Hannah Brown says:

    I’m not sure i am always eagerly waiting. Our church recently gave an image to us. It showed before/during Christ a break and then the return of Christ. However he filled the gap with us being giving the Holy Spirit.

  6. Christy Rikard says:

    It makes sense that we are going to be seen as different since we are a display of God’s new creations.

  7. Rachel Farhat says:

    By daily asking the Spirit to fill us and pour out from us as we love people made in the image of God. Since we are a new creation, we leave our past sins behind us and walk in the knowledge of what God is calling us to now.

  8. Hannah Gilbert says:

    I have to remember that while we won’t fully reach the hope we’re waiting for, we can experience healing and the Lord’s presence NOW. The Lord is CURRENTLY making things new, even if I can’t feel it or see it.

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