One of the exciting themes in found in the language of the "new creation." There are various places where this theme / language is found. Here are some verses to consider:
  • "On the first day of the week" (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2; Luke 24:1; John 20:1): the day of resurrection, the "first day" of the new creation.
  • John 1:12-13--Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17--Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
  • Galatians 6:15--Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation.
  • Ephesians 2:10--For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
  • Ephesians 2:15--His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,
  • Ephesians 4:22-24--You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
  • Colossians 3:9-10--Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
  • Revelation 21-22--both chapters serve as the culmination to the Bible's Story and a description of the final "new creation."