From the series:  Living The Gospel

Allow his love to control you

Sunday, August 6, 2023 by Andrew Ruiz – 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

About the Series

As Christians, we are called to be witnesses and represent Christ to the world. However, many are unfamiliar with the Great Commission and how God can use us in our sphere of influences. The thought of sharing our faith scares many but this series aims to provide practical steps for witnessing and deepen our walk with God. GO!

Lesson Plan

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Main Idea

The transformative power of God’s love compels (controls) us to be ambassadors of reconciliation, reflecting on its impact on our lives and motivating us to share His love with others.

2 Corinthians 5:11-21

The Ministry of Reconciliation

11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.12 We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

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[b] 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.

Discussion Questions

Verse to Memorize:

20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Idea Principal

El poder transformador del amor de Dios nos impulsa a ser embajadores de la reconciliación, reflexionando sobre su impacto en nuestras vidas y motivándonos a compartir Su amor con otros.

Versículo para memorizar:

Así que, somos embajadores en nombre de Cristo, como si Dios rogase por medio de nosotros; os rogamos en nombre de Cristo: Reconciliaos con Dios.

2 Corintios 5:20

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