2 Corinthians 5:12-21 New King James Version
12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart.
13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;
15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Sermon Notes: The Operation Without Hands
As we live in this world, do we have any obligation to the world around us?
It’s a wonder why so many who profess salvation, but never possess salvation.
No one can encounter the living Christ, experience the change that He alone makes possible, and be the same person they were before.
Today I want encourage you and challenge you. The Operation Without Hands.
1. I AM A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST. 2 Corinthians 5:17
The renovation God has in mind when we become God’s, the old life is over. He makes all things new. All Jesus wants is the site and the permission to build.
2. . I AM RECONCILED TO GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Because His Blood Was Big Enough The blood that Christ shed on the cross was big enough to cover all of our sins.
3. I AM AN AMBASSADOR OF GOD. 2 Corinthians 5:20
An Authorized Representative Of The Lord. My whole duty and responsibility is to interpret the Lord’s mind faithfully to those to whom he has sent.
4. I AM REDEEMED THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. 2 Corinthians 5:21
Our Redemption Was Obtained for Us at The Cross. Our Redemption Was Sent to Us in The Gospel.
Because of The Operation Without Hands!