Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2.

Sermon Notes

  • It is important to regularly remind ourselves of the gospel
  • Reconcile/reconciliation are important gospel words
  • The Need for Reconciliation – a broken relationship between God and human beings
    • relational barrier on human side is enmity/hatred towards God
    • relational barrier on God’s side is wrath towards sin (His settled opposition against evil)
  • The Work of Reconciliation – we are at fault but God took on the work of reconciliation
    • v. 19 – He did not count our sins against us (mercy – not getting what we do deserve)
    • V. 21 – He did count the righteousness of Christ to us (grace – getting what we don’t deserve)
    • V. 21 – He did this by placing our sin on Jesus (he made him to be sin who knew no sin)

Sermon Application

  1. What does it mean to “be reconciled to God” (v. 20)?
  2. What is the difference between trying and trusting in the work of reconciliation?
  3. What is an ambassador of reconciliation?
  4. How can Christians participate in the ministry of reconciliation? How does this affect us?


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church).

Audio & Video

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