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. Meredith Jones says:

    Setting my mind of heavenly things are remembering our purpose- to lead others to Christ.

  2. Meredith Jones says:

    Setting my mind of heavenly things are remembering our purpose/

  3. Emma Simmons says:

    that we are all loved equally and there is a reason for our worldly hurts. for the end goal of heaven and being with God. It shows just how good he truly is!

  4. Janie Diffly says:

    For me personally, I tend to isolate myself bc I don’t enjoy the humor and in general the company of people – in the world… I notice so much competition to be more to have more to be faster to be better- not much the the fruit of the spirit! Jesus (and he had every cause to be uncomfortable) didn’t isolate except to pray and I could be better at going forth.

  5. Gemilyn Sta. Rosa says:

    These words are encouraging! Same with me, I worry a lot especially with the uncertainties of the future and my career goals. They overwhelm me that I forget the truth. We are not of this world. Our end goal is eternity with God.

  6. Maddie Jones says:

    I can be more focused on the end goal instead of the daily worries. ❤️ the end goal is eternal life with Jesus

  7. Meagan Warlick says:

    I sometimes get really stressed over my job (a labor and delivery nurse) because I’m so young and feel so unequipped to do this job. I’ve really been taking hold of the truth that our home is not here on earth, but in heaven. I’ve been called to an amazing job that I love so much, but my stress over all of the other things that I have to do during my job does not determine my eternity with God!!

  8. Leslie Rios says:

    I can care for God’s creation: the Earth, animals, humans, myself. I will work hard to be a good steward, knowing that eventually HE will make all things new. Free from decay and decline.

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