A Good Place to Begin

01.08.17 Dave Riddle

Key Passage:

2 Corinthians 5:16-21 (NIV 84)

A new year is a great time for some personal spiritual assessment!

Our Viewpoint

  • 2 Corinthians 5:16

Our Spiritual Identity

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • Ktisis (κτίσις) “new creation”: act of creating, or a thing created. Rabbis used this word to describe someone who converted from idolatry to Judaism.
  • Galatians 2:19-20
    • “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
  • Katallasso (καταλλάσσω) “reconciling” – to change or exchange, as with coins for others of equal value. Of persons: to change from enmity to friendship.

Our Missional Identity

  • 2 Corinthians 5:20
  • We are ambassadors on Christ’s behalf.
  • An incredible responsibility.