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 is seeing the physical realities of life in light of the spiritual realities that really govern life. a. Faith guards against letting physical appearances govern our lives b. Faith allows us to see the spiritual realities that actually......

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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 Tourists are consumers Tourists are convinced later is okay Tourists seek comfort Gospel ministry is the pursuit of the expansion of the gospel in the hearts of believers, and in the salvation of unbelievers....

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Living Faithfully for Christ in a World Opposed to Christ - Part 6 (John 17:14-19)

Key Idea: To live faithfully for Christ in a world opposed to Christ we must be in the world, but not of the world, for the purpose of witnessing to the world. I. We must be in the world… II. …but not of the world… III. …for the purpose of witnessing to the world We are on a mission to witness; and that witness is seen in our unity. A. A mission to witness B. A witness of unity Main focus: Our unity must be a priority, because our witness for Christ is a necessity.......

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Living Faithfully for Christ in a World Opposed to Christ - Part 5 (John 17:14-19)

We must be in the world… Living in a world that hates us …but not of the world… Informed and transformed …for the purpose of witnessing to the worldWe must not respond in – Isolation – Assimilation – Sinful Confrontation – Apprehension (fear and worry) Main Focus: We are on a mission to witness; and that witness is seen in our unity. A. A mission to witness – Our mission should help us understand and see life more clearly – Examples: We see people through the lens of mission; we see circumstances through......

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Living Faithfully for Christ in a World Opposed to Christ (Part 4)

Key Idea: To live faithfully for Christ in a world opposed to Christ we must be in the world, but not of the world, for the purpose of witnessing to the world. 1. We must be in the world… (Verses 14-15) Main focus – To be “in the world” means we live in a culture that hates us, and with the devil who opposes us. 2. …but not of the world… (Verses 16-19) Main focus – To be “not of the world” means to be faithful to Christ through living according to the Word,......

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Living for Christ in a World Opposed to Him - Part 3 (John 17:14-17)

John 17:14-19 Living for Christ in a World Opposed to Him (Part 3) Key Idea: To live faithfully for Christ in a world opposed to Christ we must be in the world, but not of the world, for the purpose of witnessing to the world. We must be in the world Verse 15 – “I do not ask you to take them out of the world” Verse 18 – “so I have sent them into the world” But not of the world Verses 14 and 16 – “they are not of the world”......

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