Class #55: In the work of Christ’s suffering and death on the cross, St. Paul will boast! The cross of Christ is the instrument by which the believer is saved. Through faith in Christ, I died with Christ(Col 2:20), and Christ lives in me(Gal 2:19-20). In my conversion to Christ, the world’s sinful desires are killed off in me.
My new life in Christ is not characterized by circumcision or uncircumcision; those outward human activities profit me nothing. The Christian is a new creation! We are changed from within. God gives us His Spirit(Gal 3:2), creates in us a new pure hearts (Ps 51:10), and we are made new in the attitude of our minds(Eph 4:23-24).