Daily Worship

Gospel of Regeneration

Albert Bogle June 12, 2023 2 2
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Ephesians 2: 4-7 (NRSVA)

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.

The second aspect of the gospel we must share is the Gospel of Regeneration. When we talk of regeneration people think of the regenerating Doctor Who. But God has been regenerating people long before Doctor Who was ever regenerated. For the Christian, Baptism is the outward sign of the gift of faith that we are being born again. This work of regeneration doesn’t depend on us. There is nothing we can do to achieve it. It is an action of a loving merciful God. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ somehow in a mysterious way becomes our death and resurrection.

We need to look upon our baptism with great expectations. Think of it God’s Holy Spirit at work in you and me changing our way of thinking, giving us a new worldview. Unlike the Doctor there is no need for a further regeneration. God’s work of regeneration is once and for all, restoring purpose to people like you and me, indeed to everyone who will receive his gift of faith — and that is why the Gospel is good news worth sharing.




Lord of time and eternity,

You have placed in our DNA

The invisible gift of faith

Show us how to activate that gift

Unlock the sequence of our spiritual code

that we might live and believe our new identity in Christ

Give us the insight

to understand

to experience

to know

what it means to say,

“I have been crucified with Christ

never the less I live”

May the transforming love of God

be evident  for all to see

in our lives today

May the regenerating gene of Gospel Grace

Be power that changes sinners into saints

Causing angels to stand back in wonder


QUESTION: Have I misunderstood and underestimated the power and significance of my baptism?