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Ministry of Reconciliation - 2 Cor 5:16-6:2
Speaker Jonny Grant, on September 24, 2017
(2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2)
Part of the Special Topic series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Ministry of Reconciliation
- 2 Corinthians 5v16-6v2
Reconcile: Restoring a relationship that is broken
God's desire for all people to be reconciled 5v16-17
- New Perspective
- New Creation
God has made it possible to be reconciled 5v18-19a
- All of God
- Through Christ
God has entrusted to us the ministry of reconciliation 5v19b-21
- The Message
‘Christ bears all the sins of all Men in his body –
not that he is guilty of any, but that he received them being
committed or done by us, and laid them upon his own body...
We must known Christ to be wrapped in our sins,
in our curse, in our death, and in all our evils as he
his wrapped in our flesh and blood.
What ever sins I, you, or we all have done, or shall do here after,
they are Christ’s own sins, or else I would perish forever...
If Christ be made guilty of all the sins which we all have committed,
then we are delivered from all sins, but not by ourselves,
not by our own works and merits, but by Him.’
God urges us not to waste our reconciliation 6v1-2
- Grace Received
- Day of Grace
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2 Corinthians 5:16–6:2 (Listen)
16 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. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 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. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
6:1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For he says,
“In a favorable time I listened to you,
and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
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