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. Tasha Adams says:

    I can live my life the way that glorifies the Father. I can stop thinking that I am worthless because I am not, I am a daughter of God and a citizen of Heaven.

  2. Tracey Gerard says:

    I liked John 17:19, “For their sake, I consecrate myself. ” I want to live in a way that the Church can see me as one of them. That I can help them stand strong and encourage them to keep walking strong. I also want to walk with the Church to show the world the way to Him.

  3. Stephanie Berling says:

    I can live out the truth that I am new by taking my cues for the day from the Word; my time in the Bible, over social media or worldly advice. Being intentional about being in the Bible first so that I am looking at the news and everything else through God’s perspective.

  4. Danielle B says:

    I want live more heaven minded. Not focusing on the woes of this world, but the blessings of eternity to come. While being heaven minded, my hope would be to let go of my old self desires and hurts. I want people to see the joy in my life and wonder what’s different and how they can have the same joy.

  5. Mercy says:

    I am learning the art of living by God’s grace. I am done with being worn out. Grace is a mystery and it is beautiful as it unfolds.

  6. Audren Bruszer says:

    I can better live out the truth that we are a new creation commissioned by God by remembering that our actions are supposed to glorify Jesus and acting as a result. I can be confident, knowing that God protects us from the evil one. I can rely on what the Word has to say rather than what my flesh does, and walk in faith, not being swayed by what’s around me. I can be patient, and early wait for the glory we’ll have after this and prefer it to here.

  7. Audren Bruszer says:

    I can better live out the truth that we are a new creation commissioned by God by remember

  8. Melissa Mcronney says:


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