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We Persuade Men

2 Corinthians 5:10-17

 

We want to have a proper view of death

Knowledge for our hope

Concern for the lost

 

Judgment

1.     All men and women will be there

2.     Good & Bad

Knowing the Terror (fear) of the Lord

1.     Fear terror = true devotion, awe, reverent fear

2.     Of rulers Romans 13:7; 1 Peter 2:18

3.     Of God

a.     Acts 9:31

b.     Ephesians 5:21

c.      2 Corinthians 7:1

d.     1 Peter 3:2

e.     1 Peter 3:15

f.       Philippians 2:12

g.     Ecclesiastes 12:13

h.     Proverbs 9:10

4.     Persuade

a.     Follow Paul Acts 13:43; 18:4; 19:8; 28:23

b.     By not being proud

c.      Be proud of their sacrifices and dedication

d.     More than ourselves Mark 3:21

e.     Sober minded Titus 2:6

5.     Love of Christ Constrains Us

a.     Constrain needful (Jude3); pressed (Acts 18:5)

b.     Jesus died for all Hebrews 2:9

c.      All are guilty all are dead in sin

d.     BUT we have hope we will live

e.     We do not follow Christ after the flesh

                                                              i.      Seed of Abraham Matthew 3:9

                                                            ii.      Even His brothers did not believe

6.     Conclusion

a.     We must be in Christ to have that hope Romans 6:3; Galatians 3:27

b.     We must be new Ephesians 4:24, 2:15; Galatians 6:16; Revelation 21:5

c.      We must be in Christ

                                                              i.      Salvation 2 Timothy 2:10

                                                            ii.      Redemption Colossians 1:14

                                                         iii.      All blessings Ephesians 1:3

                                                          iv.      Forgiveness of sins Ephesians 1:7

d.     We must put on Christ Romans 13:14



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