The Old and New Adam
Let's open Lent with Paul's reflections on the refashioning of humanity from the "Old Adam" under the "fall" to the "New Adam" in Christ. Lent is that forty-day period when the church invites us to be honest about our situation. We are caught, trapped, and enslaved to our sin. We can be so brutally honest about our human condition because we are so optimistic about the saving work of Jesus Christ. Perhaps we can highlight both our situation in sin and our salvation in Christ in this Sunday's sermon.