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New DNA in Jesus... Our Daily Bread 16 June 2022 | ODB For Thursday
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New DNA in Jesus… Our Daily Bread 16 June 2022 | ODB For Thursday

New DNA in Jesus... Our Daily Bread 16 June 2022 | ODB For Thursday

New DNA in Jesus… Our Daily Bread 16 June 2022 | ODB For Thursday

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Today Devotional for 16th June 2022 written by Kirsten Holmberg to inspire and bless you! Kindly share with other people.

Our Daily Bread 16 June 2022 | ODB For Thursday

TOPIC: New DNA in Jesus

Bible in a Year: Nehemiah 4–6; Acts 2:22–47

Key Verse: “Put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:24

Today’s Scripture: Ephesians 4:17–24

Our Daily Bread 16 June 2022 | ODB For Thursday | Insight

In view of what God has done through Christ in choosing, redeeming, and predestining believers in Jesus to be His children (Ephesians 1:3–14), Paul exhorted the believers in Ephesus and us to “live a life worthy of [His] calling” (4:1). The apostle commanded them and us not to live ungodly and immoral lives that defined our past (v. 17). For now that we know Christ, we’ve been given a new life (vv. 21–24); we’re a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Reminiscent of Genesis 1:27, this new person is “created to be like God”—truly righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24). To live the new life is to “put off your old self” (v. 22) “and to put on the new self” (v. 24). We’re to “put to death . . . whatever belongs to [our] earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed” and to “clothe [ourselves] with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:5, 12). By: K. T. Sim

Our Daily Bread 16th June 2022 | ODB For Thursday Message

Chris had his blood retested four years after his lifesaving bone marrow transplant. The donor’s marrow had provided what was needed to cure him but had left a surprise: the DNA in Chris’ blood was that of his donor, not his own. It makes sense, really: the goal of the procedure was to replace the weakened blood with a donor’s healthy blood. Yet even swabs of Chris’ cheeks, lips, and tongue showed the donor’s DNA. In some ways, he’d become someone else—though he retained his own memories, outward appearance, and some of his original DNA.

Chris’ experience bears a striking resemblance to what happens in the life of a person who receives salvation in Jesus. At the point of our spiritual transformation—when we trust in Jesus—we become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus encouraged them to reveal that inward transformation, to “put off [their] old self” with its way of living and to “put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:22, 24). To be set apart for Christ.

We don’t need DNA swabs or blood tests to show that the transforming power of Jesus is alive within us. That inward reality should be evident in the way we engage with the world around us, revealing how we’re “kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave [us]” (v. 32). By: Kirsten Holmberg

Reflect: How has Jesus changed you inwardly? How does that inward reality show in the way you engage with those around you?

Prayer: Jesus, thank You for making me new and giving me a new life in You.

Our Daily Bread 16th June 2022 | ODB For Thursday
PRAYER OF SALVATIONA MINUTE PRAYER COULD SAVE YOU “O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. I believe He died for me and God raised Him from the dead. I believe He’s alive today. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His Name, I have eternal life; I’m born again. Thank you Lord for saving my soul! I’m now a child of God. Hallelujah!” Congratulations! You are Born Again... Get closer to God by reading your BIBLE and worshiping with other believers.
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