Put on the New Self

  • Ephesians 4:17-24 – “lay aside the old self … put on the new self”

    • Being a Christian means more than going to church on Sundays! It is a total transformation to serving God.

    • I Peter 1:15-16 – Be holy!

    • We must lay aside bad habits and start good ones.

  • Romans 6:3-13 – “walk in newness of life … our old self was crucified with Him”

    • Baptism is the start of a new life in Christ. It is not an end in itself.
  • Colossians 3:1-11 – “laid aside the old self … put on the new self”

    • We must put aside our old ways. We can’t make excuses and say, “This is just who I am.”

    • We must continually change for the better.

  • Galatians 2:11-14 – This is a good example of the change Jesus demands in our lives.

What happens if I don’t put on the new self?

My soul is doomed

  • II Peter 2:20-22

It’s hypocrisy and it ruins my credibility

  • Romans 2:1-3, 21-24
  • Hypocrisy among Christians causes onlookers to blaspheme. There may be no quicker way to ruin our influence with others!