By: Pastor Matt Morgan

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  

Galatians 2:20 NIV

Saint Augustine‘s former life was filled with immorality. One day while walking down the street, a prostitute he knew saw him. She pursued after him. She shouted to Saint Augustine, “It is I, it is I!” Eyes looking straight ahead, he shouted back, “It is no longer I!”

When we receive Christ, we become new creations. The old is gone and the new has come. God does more than modify our behavior—He changes our nature.

In my place condemned He stood, and sealed my pardon with His blood,  
Hallelujah, what a Savior!
(Philip P. Bliss, pub.1875, public domain)