2 Corinthians 5 (NIV)
Our Heavenly Dwelling
6.Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.
7.We live by faith, not by sight.
8.We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
9.So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
10.For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
The Ministry of Reconciliation
16.So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.
17.Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
18.All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
19.that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
20.We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.
21.God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21 Or be a sin offering
1. Unpon reading this chapter what is the first thing that jumped out to you.
2.Compare and contrast of our earthly and Heavenly bodies(1-5)
3. What does it mean to live by faith and not by sight?(6-10)
4.What difference should this judgment make in the way we live now?
5.How did knowing that he would be judge one day motivate Paul? (11-15)
6.Why did Christ die according to verse 15?
7.What motivationdid Paul cite for being an ambassador for Christ? (16-21)
Apply The Truth:
1.Do you sense God calling you to a special assignment? If so,describe what you believe that assignment to be?
2. have you experience firsthand Gods reconciliation through faith? If so briefly write your testimony of faith in such a way you can share with others.
If not write a letter to God asking him to reveal himself to you and show you how to be reconciled to Him ( you can share your testimony later her in this post when you do.
God Bless and please keep coming back to study,I will be here for you even though I have some problem but I love to study with others.