Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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Thought for the Evening
8-11

What Happens At The New Birth, Part Two:
Additions From Our Readers

The TFE for 8-10 listed 41 things that the Bible states happen to us when we are born again. In that TFE, I asked that if anyone found something else that the Bible says happens to us when we are born again, to please send them to me. The following are some of the suggestions that I received:

From Brother Adam Cope, Whidbey Island, WA:

42. We become part of God's "chosen generation" (1Pet. 2:9)
43. We become part of God's "holy nation" (1Pet. 2:9)
44. We become one of "the people of God" (1Pet 2:10)
45. We are given the mind of Christ (1Cor. 2:16)
46. We become the temple of God (1Cor. 6:19)
47. We are delivered from captivity (Lk. 4:18)

From Sister Betty Pittman:

48. We are made able to call Jesus Lord (1Cor. 12:3)
49. We are made acceptable to God (1Pet 2:5)
50. We are covered with God's Spirit (Isa. 30:1)
51. We enter into a New Covenant with God (Heb. 8:10-12)

From Sister Amy Pittman:

52. We are no longer enemies of God (Rom. 5:10; Col. 1:21)

And a few other new ones:

53. We are given a new heart (Ezek. 11:19)
54. We are purchased by Jesus for God (1Cor. 6:20)
55. We become "living stones", used by Jesus to build a spiritual temple for the worship of God (1Pet. 2:5)

Thanks to every one for the responses that we received (any new ones are also welcome). It was obvious from your testimonies that seeing these wonderful things that Jesus has done for us encouraged and blessed you. It encouraged and blessed me as well. One final note comes from Brother Billy Mellick, who said that it touched him deeply when he supplied the words "I am", or "I have", etc., for "We are", or "We have". If you have the time, read a few of them again and try that. It works!

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