Series: I BELIEVE
Title: I believe in God’s Forgiveness and Eternal LIfe
Text: II Corinthians 5:17-21
I believe in the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, the life everlasting. Amen.
SCRIPTURE: These verses describe some work we should be doing – God gave us the message and the ministry of reconciliation (meaning to bring peace or resolution). What does that look like? How do you see Christians fulfilling this around the world? In our country? In our community?
ACCOUNTABILITY: If we are really a “new creation,” have we effectively shed our skin of our past? Or are we still carrying around unresolved guilt – the guilt Jesus took care of on the cross. Does your life reflect the freedom you claim to have in Jesus? Do you act like the “new creation” that you are?
TRANSFORMATION: “We are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us,” says verse 20. Think about the role of a US ambassador in Germany or Peru. What do they do? In all areas, they represent the interests and policies of the United States. How do you fill the role of “ambassador for Christ?”