Foundational to speaking of Christ naturally is a strong assurance of your identity: “I am a new creation in Christ” (2 Cor. 5:17, NIV here and throughout). Supernaturally, you are a new person credited with the righteousness of Christ, yet still experiencing “the evil I do not want to do” (Rom. 7:19). Living daily with this tension should not disable you. As you take God at His word that you are a newly created person, the Spirit enables you to say with Paul, “Thanks be to God … through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Rom. 7:25). With confidence …
Will Metzger has been a campus minister at the University of Delaware since 1965, where he serves with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Christian InterAction.