On Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21. This message was part 4 of the “Mission: Endure” sermon series. Below you will find questions related to the message for personal reflection or group discussion. You will also find the audio and video of the message to listen to/watch, download, or share.
- Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
- In Kara Powell’s research, she has concluded that there are 3 basic questions teens are asking today: Who am I? Where do I fit? What difference can I make? These questions actually are being asked by MORE than just teens. Do you find these questions as deeper thoughts that you have wrestled with in life?
- In your best understanding, what is the “old that passed away” and the “new that came” for all who are in Christ?
- What are some of the ways you have personally (or you have seen others) think of Jesus ONLY according to the flesh? What are some of the ways that we ONLY see OTHER PEOPLE only according to the flesh? How do things differ when we consider the spiritual implications of Jesus and others through “new creation eyes”?
- Have you been reconciled to God through Jesus Christ? If so, when did this occur? What do you think this means?
- God wants us to represent Him by Jesus making His appeal through us for those around us to be reconciled to God. Who does Jesus want to reach through you (in this season of your life?) Will you commit to pray for, initiate with, and represent Jesus to this person/people sometime in the next month?
- What is one particular application you took away from this passage/message?
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