Reconciled by God, Ambassadors for Christ

Pastor Chad Gouin
Green Bay, WI
03/17/2019

2 Corinthians 5:11-21

 

Therefore: we sincerely persuade others (11-15), we see Christ/People differently (16-19), we are ambassadors for Christ (20-21).


Therefore: we sincerely persuade others (2 Cor 5:11-15)

It is a fear of God and a love from God that motivates us to be obedient in the faith.

Fear: 2 Sam 6

Love: 2 Cor 5:14-15

 


Those who "live in Christ" have died to sin and old self

Sin: 1 Peter 2:24-25

Old Self: Eph 4:22-24

Two characteristics that help us live obedient lives to Jesus:

Having a humble heart

Being teachable



Therefore: we see Christ/People Differently (16-19)

"To judge others according to worldly standards, or from a sinful point of view, only furthers division and discord rather than fostering reconciliation." - 2 Corinthians, New American Commentary

How are we a new creation?

  • All this is from God
  • It is through Christ alone

 


 

Therefore: we are ambassadors for Christ (20-21)

God continues to act through those who have been reconciled

These things matter: prayer, sharing the gospel, and serving.

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