This speaks of vitality, energy, enthusiasm and life, not stale lifeless ritual or dullness of existence.

We should continually be gaining from Scripture fresh insights about the glorious new life we have in Christ, which are being outworked in our experience, so we have an up-to-date testimony of the Lord’s working in and through us as we interact with others (2 Cor 5:17). With anticipation and expectancy pray, “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your Word” (Ps 119:18). While the basis of the gospel message remains constant, our presentation of it needs to repackaged in creative ways so it is contemporary and touches the lost. This calls for innovation to adapt to different approaches.

See also: new/newlife, testimony.


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