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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77 thoughts on "The Firstfruits of the New Creation"

  1. Caroline Kelly says:

    We are new creation and we are intentionally and perfectly made. We can honor God’s creation by refusing to judge and pick apart what God has made.

  2. May D says:

    Letting go of past bad habits or ways in which I used to walk. I am new! Every day I am new thanks to Gods grace, so recalling the mistakes I might have made and trying to do better the next day.

  3. Kirsten M says:

    The thought of God creating me new in Jesus Christ is so appealing, yet so hard to fathom. From the perspective of my human mind, I have a hard time seeing how all my flaws, weaknesses and sins can be wiped clean. Yet I know in my heart that God’s Word is Truth. The sacrifice has already been made, the victory already won. So every day, I strive to be more and more like Jesus. And. every day, I don’t quite measure up. That’s okay though, because He is strong where I am weak. He helps me up when I stumble. He is enough when I am not. And I can rest in the knowledge that someday I will be eternally pure and holy, just like Him.

  4. Adrianne says:

    I think you can live out this truth through the understanding of our purpose as God’s children originally put here to walk in his garden then through mistakes and challenges, tears and blood, we were renewed and forgiven by the sacrifice of his son. That our time is short, but to use it wisely in his name.

  5. Jennifer Anapol says:

    I think one way I can live out this truth is by putting my hope in Jesus and not the things of this world. This world can be so disappointing and frustrating. God’s kingdom is perfect❤️

  6. Jennifer Anapol says:

    I love the fact that one day we will get new bodies. I have been literally moaning and groaning every day in this pregnant body of mine. I know that I have life growing inside of me, and that is a beautiful thing, but it’s still hard to feel like your body is not yours anymore. I also love that God is in our side and the Holy Spirit is interceding for us even when we don’t know what to pray for.

  7. Gwineth52 says:

    Dear She, Mari V.
    I grieve for the sadness & insecurity; searching & self doubt; longings & loneliness, heard in the comments you write. I pray you gain clarity, find calm, grow in confidence, and accept the fullness of the “ beauty, goodness & truth” He alone offers. I pray you rest in His peaceful presence. I pray you keep “showing up” for your work/life demands; sanctified by truth & emboldened by worship. AND, in the earthly realm, through the ubiquity of podcasts, I pray consider listening to episodes from “Go & Tell Gals” hosted by Jess Connolly (an original SRT She). She is compassionate & passionate about women’s self esteem issues & re(claiming) the God within to live out His plan, according to His purpose. Tune in. Be lifted. You never walk – (or run!) alone. There are always others.Thanks be to God!

  8. Grayson Chatfield says:

    I desire for God’s light to fill me up and shine so brightly so that others will be drawn to Christ. I want to show sacrificial and unconditional love. I can only do these things through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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