· Paul looks at new life in regards to sin.
· Many embraced forgiveness for the sins of the past.
· Paul explains that it is not just forgiveness for the past, it is a turning from sin in the future too.
· Jesus’ death is their death.
· As Jesus was resurrected so are they.
· Resurrection is not just from physical death, it is a new life now.
· Jesus died yet lives, they can die to their past yet live a new life.
· In the Gospel Jesus talks about a new life that is equality with teacher’s/master’s.
· This new life is not lived in hiding or secretively.
· This life is proclaimed no matter what the cost.
· More important then social expectation.
· Jesus relates it to the most influential relationship of his time, the family.
· Jesus is saying that the relationship in this new life with him and God is to be the most important.
· Living and proclaiming the new life we have in Christ is always under attack.
· How much does our new life mean to us?
· Will we go back?