In Christ (2 Corinthians 5:16-20)

Key Idea: Being an ambassador for Christ is the outworking of our salvation in Christ.   I. The Gospel changes how we view ourselves   “Union with Christ means we are in Christ, Christ is in us, we are like Christ, and we are with Christ” (Wayne Grudem)   II. The Gospel changes how we […]

Fear and Love (2 Corinthians 5:11-15)

Key idea: To live as ambassadors for Christ, we must experience fear and embrace love I. We must experience a fear of the Lord We must fear the Lord for others We must fear the Lord for ourselves II. We must embrace Christ’s love God’s love saves and sanctifies us God’s love secures and satisfies […]

Living in Light of Eternity (2 Corinthians 5:6-10)

Theme of 2 Corinthians: The paradox of Christian life and ministry is that to be faithful in affliction, you must find strength in weakness. Key Idea: Being an ambassador for Christ means seeing and living life, in light of eternity. 1. Being an Ambassador for Christ is about seeing life in light of eternity (verses 6-8) Faith […]

Not Home Yet (2 Corinthians 5:1-5)

Key Idea: If we want to be faithful ambassadors for Christ, then each of us must be convinced of the hope of eternity. “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next…it is since Christians have largely ceased […]

The Underdog Church (Acts 4)

4 Characteristics of the Underdog Church 1. The underdog church must trust in God’s sovereignty, so we can embrace persecution is part of the Christian life The believers remind themselves of God’s sovereignty. Verse 24: The Sovereign God is the God of creation Verses 25 and 26: The Sovereign God is the God of revelation […]

Ambassadors for Christ (Philippians 1:27)

Key idea: As citizens of heaven, we must live as ambassadors for Christ. Three truths we must remember to live as ambassadors for Christ: 1. Heaven is our home This world is not our home 2. The church is our embassy 3. The Gospel is our mission We are ambassadors, not tourists: Tourists embrace the culture […]