The Sinner And Saint (1 of 5) by Randal Ross
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Service: Sunday AM
THE IDENTITY OF THE BELIEVER I; THE SINNER AND
2 COR 5:16-6:1
(16) 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. (17)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone,
the new has come! (18) All this is from God, who reconciled us to
himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: (19)
that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting
men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of
reconciliation. (20) 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. (21) God made him who had no sin to be
sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
(6:1) As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace
1 PETER 2:9-10
(9) But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a
people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who
called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (10) Once you were
not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not
received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
INTRO; DISCOVERING THE REAL YOU!
ILL. RECENTLY A HIGHLY EDUCATED NON BELIEVER
WAS PERSUADED TO ATTEND A CHRISTIAN CHURCH. HE
LEFT . UNCONVINCED. HE STATEMENT WAS
REVOLUTIONARY FOR THE CHRISTIAN WHO INVITED
HIM.. SOMETHING IS MISSING? Was it the music? The sermon,
the service? The friendliness. When pressed to what it might be HE
RESPONDED. THEY DO NOT KNOW WHO THEY ARE? A
PEOPLE WITH EXPERIENCE BUT NO CLEAR IDENTITY.
A. WE ARE LIVING IN A WORLD THAT IS DESPERATELY,
PASSIONATELY TRYING TO FIND ITSELF! TO KNOW
ITSELF! WE WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED.
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