2 CORINTHIANS 5

5 Outlines

 

2 Corinthians 5:1-10

LOOKING AHEAD

 

OUR HOPE OF RESURRECTION - Vss. 1-4

 

OUR HELP FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT - Vss. 5-8

 

OUR HOLINESS OF LIFE - Vss. 9-10

We live holy lives because we must give account at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

 

 

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2 Corinthians 5:8-11a

LOOKING AHEAD

 

WE ARE CONFIDENT

Vs. 8 -  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

 

WE ARE CONCERNED

Vs. 9 - Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

 

WE ARE COGNIZANT (AWARE)

Vs. 10 - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

We know that we must all appear before the “Judgment Seat of Christ”.

 

WE ARE COMPASSIONATE

Vs. 11a - Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;

 

 

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2 Corinthians 5:14-21

WHAT A CHANGE!

 

There is a dramatic change in our lives when we come to know Christ as Savior.

 

WE ARE CONSTRAINED BY CHRIST'S LOVE Vs. 14

WE ARE CONVICTED ABOUT GODLY LIVING Vss. 15-16

WE ARE CONVERTED TO NEW LIFE Vss. 17-18

WE ARE COMMISSIONED FOR MINISTRY Vss. 19-21

 

 

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2 Corinthians 5:17-21

GREAT NEWS

 

Our son has just accepted a position to pastor his first church. That's great news!

Our other son has earned his Masters Degree in Classic Musicology, and is working towards his doctorate. That's great news!

Our daughter spent 2 1/2 weeks on a mission trip to Moldova this summer. That's great news!

Our church had about 2,400 contacts at our local county fair while handing out literature. That's great news!

I'm sure you can think of other examples of great news.  Truly great news is found in our text.

 

GOD'S MAJESTY - Vs. 17 - He has made Christians "new creatures" in Christ. He has brought about change in our lives!

 

CHRIST'S MASTERY - Vss. 18a, 19a, 21 - Christ has mastered sin, and has made us righteous in Himself.  He has reconciled Christians to God!

 

OUR MINISTRY - Vss. 18b, 19b, 20 - We are now given the ministry of reconciliation. We are now ambassadors for Christ, telling others the good news of salvation in Christ.

 

 

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2 Corinthians 5:17-21

IT DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS!

 

THE WORK OF TRANSFORMATION - Vs. 17

THE WORD OF RECONCILIATION - Vss. 18, 19b, 20

THE WONDER OF REDEMPTION - Vss. 19a, 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

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