As I was thinking about the sermon today, I thought an interesting idea would be to pick some verses which talk about things that are “new”. I was going to relate this to the idea that Jesus, the Messiah, the Word made flesh came to us, was “incarnated” as a new life – A baby. God could have chosen to reveal himself in any way he wanted and the way he chose was to start at the beginning, to come as a newborn child into his creation. I started at Genesis and went from there and I found something unexpected.
1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.