Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Recognizing God's Ministry

The Recognition of God’s Gifts
Recognizing God's Ministry
2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Introduction: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, “For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. 16 Therefore from now on we recognize no man according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

 James 1:17


I.   The Ministry of Reconciliation vs. 18-19a
     “Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them …”

Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:10-11; John 1:14; Colossians 1:13-14, 19-22; 2 Peter 3:9; 5:10-11


II. The Word of Reconciliation v. 19b
     “…He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”

 Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 1:21; Matthew 16:26; Matthew 4:4; Acts 6:2-4, 7; Ephesians 3:21; Acts 13:26; 1 Peter 1:25 – 2:2


III. The Task of Reconciliation v. 20
     “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

Luke 8:15; John 15:8; Colossians 1:5-6; 1 Corinthians 16:14; James 1:18; Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8; Colossians 1:25, 27-28; Matthew 9:37-38; Mark 16:20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-4


Conclusion: Ezekiel 36:26; Hebrews 11:16


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