A Sent People
- John 20:21 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:10 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:11 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:12 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:13 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:14 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:15 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:16 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:18 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:19 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:20 (ESV)
- 2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV)
2 Corinthians 5:10-21 ESV
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Everybody dies and stands before God. This should motivate us to encourage others to become image-bearers.
Death is not the end for anyone.
What ceased when we die us the chance to choose where we go for eternity.
DEATH IS INESCAPABLE. THE ONLY QUALIFICATION FOR DEATH IS BEING ALIVE.
This world should be filed with his glory but is instead filled with death.
Paul says what motivates me is WE WILL ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGEMENT OF CHRIST, FOR DEATH CLAIMS ALL.
Paul has been viewed as crazy. Paul says off he us outside of himself it is for God.
CHRIST'S LOVE CONTROLS US V.14-15
Paul was convinced Jesus loved him because he died for him; this is not only good theology but good testimony.
CHRIST'S LOVE HAS RECONCILED US TO GOD, AND THIS MOTIVATES US.
AM I CONVINCED OF HIS LOVE???
I can know, because it changes my life. I live for his mission, and not my own.
OUR HEARTS NEED TO BE GRIPPED BY CHRIST'S LOVE FOR US AND IT'S ENDLESS IMPLICATIONS.
GOD GIVES US NEW EYES AND NEW PURPOSE; A NEW RADICAL ORIENTATION
We see others differently.
We regard none of the flesh. We should see others through Christ's eyes.
We never talk to a mere mortal.
IT STORY IS CHRIST'S STORY.
WHAT DO I SEE WHEN I LOOK OUT INTO WORLD AND SEE PEOPLE? A radical reorientation of vision
Do I see pragmatically? Do I see then at all?
DO I SEE AN IMMORTAL SOUL THAT WILL BE HUNTED DOWN BY DEATH, THAT DESERVES AN INTEREST IN LIGHT OF ETERNITY?
We live in the world differently.
We have been given the ministry & message of reconciliation. GOD MAKES HIS APPEAL THROUGH US.
WHO ARE CHRIST'S AMBASSADORS NOW???
We are commissioned to speak on behalf of the sender, Christ!!!
We ALL are disciple missionaries.
WE ARE ALL GROW & GO CHRISTIANS
I have mission fields to which I have been called.
God is meant to be showed to the world, not hidden in our Christian circles.
Am I hanging out at the embassy or being a diplomat???
Do I have a mindset of we are not like the world and don't care about the world.
NO ONE NOTICED OUR GODLY LIFE UNLESS THEY ARE IN OUR LIFE!!!
It is more than evangelism but also relationships.
When we actively live on a mission we have more than one conversation with people. When we listen to others, eventually they will eventually want to hear our story.
AM I CURRENTLY LIVING IN GOD'S MISSION FIELD FOR ME?
Why am I here today?
SO THAT HE MIGHT SEND US OUT SO THAT THE REST OF THE WEEK WE'RE EQUIPPED AND EMPOWERED TO BEAR WITNESS TO HIM AND TO THE MISSION FIELD HE HAS GIFTED US WITH!!!
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