SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
 
A Better Word
a study of the second letter to the Corinthians / 5:16-21
 
God … gave us the ministry of                                                                    .
How can we communicate the message of reconciliation to others?
We communicate the message of reconciliation with …
 
1. A new                                            .
 
a. Our new                                                           .
So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.
Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. (16)
 
b. Our new                                                                .
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:
The old has gone, the new is here! (17)
 
c. Our new                                                  .
All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ
and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: (18)
that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ,
not counting people’s sins against them. (19a-b)
 
d. Our new                                                                     .
And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (19c)
* For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through Him. (John 3:17)
 
2. A needed                                                      .
 
a. Our needed                                                        .
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors,
as though God were making His appeal through us.
we implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. (20)
 
b. Our needed                                                               .
God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us,
so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (21)
* … God our Savior … wants all people to be saved
and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God
and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,
who gave Himself as a ransom for all people. (1 Timothy 2:3b-6a)
 
Voices are heard when                                          are seen.