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The Christian: A New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2)

Michael Argabrite, September 24, 2017
Part of the 2 Corinthians series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

I. A Christian's Ultimate Motivation (2 Cor. 5:14-15)
II. The Doctrine of Regeneration (v. 16)
III. The Results of Regeneration (v. 17)
IV. The Source of Regeneration (v. 18a)

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2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2

14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

6:1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says,

“In a favorable time I listened to you,
and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (ESV)

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