Cary Cox, from Hebrews 2:5-9. Mankind was created for glory – to rule over God’s creation in his image. But because of our fall into sin, this is not our present experience. We are a mere shell of our former glory, ruled by addictions and sin and death. But Christ stepped into our humanity and destroyed death through his death and resurrection! He restores us to God’s purpose and we will reign in him!
Cary Cox, from Colossians 3:1-11. It is impossible to live the Christian life without experiencing the miracle of conversion. But since believers are united with Christ through conversion, we are empowered to live Christ-centered lives. This involves “changing clothes” each day: putting off things that do not honor Christ, and putting on lives that are consistent with Christ-centeredness. First, we look at the “dirty clothes” to remove.