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A New Start

  • Jan 2021 Issue
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I am making everything new.—Revelation 21:5

When my family of five moved from Texas to Indiana last year, we were exhausted, but also excited. We were beginning a brand new chapter in our lives. And, as we begin 2021, I am sure you too are ready for a fresh start. In this study, we will read what the Bible says about our new life in Christ. “If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Cor. 5:17). It is my hope that, through this month’s study, we will:

  • Understand why we matter to God and are given a new identity in Him
  • Be energized to start something new in our lives that will bring us closer to God
  • Know that our future with Christ far surpasses any failure we may experience

Your devotional author,
Chris Rappazini

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Chris Rappazini is the associate professor and program head of the BA and MA in Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary. He is the vice president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and previously served as the associate minister of preaching and teaching at Southside Christian Church in Spokane, Washington. Chris and his wife, Ashley, and their three children reside in Northwest Indiana.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Chris Rappazini, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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