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 view others
By living out our “new creation” identity, we are able to truly see people for who they are.
A. It free us from living out our fear of suffering and persecution
B. It frees us from living with the worry of looking foolish or ignorant
C. It frees us from living as if unbelievers are the enemy, as opposed to people who need Jesus
D. It frees us from living captive to the opinions of others