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Scripture Reading: Revelation 21:1-5

"I Make All Things New"



1.  New Year (2021) is new with respect to age (cf. new baby, job…).

2.  “New” in New Testament (Greek):

  a.  neos: “Youthful…young” (G3501); New with respect to age.

  b.  kainos: “Freshness” (G2537); New with respect to quality; New in form (recent, unworn). New in substance (of a new kind, unprecedented) (Thayer, 317).

3.  God makes all things new (kainos) in Christ: Unprecedented, of a new kind, superior to what preceded (came before).

  a.  He has brought new things into existence, 2 Cor. 5:17.

  b.  All things are new due to His workmanship, Rev. 21:5.

4.  Let us “behold” the new things God has made in Christ.


I.  A NEW COVENANT, Matt. 26:28.

  A.  A Better Covenant, Heb. 8:6-13.

    1.  Old covenant was holy, just, and good (Rom. 7:12).

      a.  But it could never make worshipers “perfect,” Heb. 10:1.

      b.  A new (better: more fit, capable) covenant was needed.

    2.  New covenant dedicated (put into force) with the blood of Christ, Heb. 9:16-20.

    3.  New covenant redeems sinners, Heb. 9:13-15; 10:1-4 (11-12).

    4.  New covenant forgives sins, Heb. 8:12; Jer. 31:34.

    5.  New covenant gives life, 2 Cor. 3:6.


II.  A NEW CREATURE, 2 Cor. 5:17 (NASB).

  A.  We are a New Creation (creatures) in Christ (a new person).

    1.  When sinner is baptized into Christ he dies to sin and is raised to newness of life, Rom. 6:3-4 (Gal. 3:27).

    2.  Freed from sin, Rom. 6:5-7. Deliberately put off the old person of sin and put on the new person, Eph. 4:20-24.

    3.  Sin no longer rules over us (our master); No longer continue committing sin, Rom. 6:2. Alive to God in Christ, Rom. 6:11-12.


III.  A NEW COMMANDMENT, Jno. 13:34-35.

  A.  Love Each Other “As I Have Love You.”

    1.  Self-sacrificial love, Eph. 5:2.

    2.  New (fresh) in quality:

      a.  Old covenant: Love your neighbor as yourself, Lev. 19:18.

      b.  But the love of Jesus “did not please himself.” Instead, He bore the reproaches of sinners so we might be saved, Rom. 15:3.

      c.  Thus, Christians are to please our neighbors for their good and spiritual strengthening (before ourselves), Rom. 15:2.

      d.  Acting in the best interests of others is the love of Christ.

    3.  Love one another by walking in the truth, 2 Jno. 4-6.

    4.  By this others will know we are Christ’s disciples, Jno. 13:35.

    5.  We love because He first loved us, 1 Jno. 4:19, 11.



1.  New heavens and a new earth: Fresh, unworn, unprecedented, heavenly habitation is what we long for, 2 Pet. 3:13-14.

2.  Under a new covenant we become new creatures who keep a new commandment so that we may enter the new Jerusalem, there to dwell eternally with God and the redeemed of the ages, Rev. 21:1-5.



By: Joe R. Price

Posted December 30, 2020