Paul’s Story Part I

Message Date: May 21, 2017

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Theme: How God saves us

Introduction: Paul’s story is our story

  • Paul’s Compulsion (5:11-14a)
    • Compelled by the fear of the Lord (5:11)
    • Compelled by Christ’s love (5:14a)
  • Paul’s Conviction (5:14b,15)
    • Convinced One died for all (5:14,15) = substitutionary atonement
    • Convinced all died in the One (5:14) = union with Christ (5:14,17)
    • Therefore, we should live for Him (5:15)
  • Paul’s Conversion (5:16-20)
    • New position: in Christ (5:17)
    • New creation: born again (5:17)
    • New thinking: renewed mind (5:16)
    • New relationship: reconciled (5:18,19)
    • New calling: ambassadors (5:18,20)

 

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