DiscoverDr Phillip J Huggins SermonsOct 27, 2019 Recognize, Recreate, Reconcile 2 Cor 5:16-19
Oct 27, 2019 Recognize, Recreate, Reconcile 2 Cor 5:16-19

Oct 27, 2019 Recognize, Recreate, Reconcile 2 Cor 5:16-19

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2 Corinthians 5:16-19 (KJV)16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

“Recognize, Recreate, Reconcile”

Recognize, recreate, reconcile.  Three very powerful, positive words.  But do they mean anything to you?
I. Recognize – 16
A.   There are always two conflicting perspectives on a situation:  the worldly versus the divine. 
B.   How do you recognize Christ?
C.   Paul’s life was different when He saw Christ for who He is.  When was your turning point at seeing Christ as Your lord and Savior?  If there is a turning point in your life you are a new creation.  You have been recreated.

II. Recreate – 17
A.    The words IN CHRIST refer to being in union with Him. 
B.    He is a new creation – Present tense
C.    Old things are passed away aorist tense indicating the decisive change salvation brings
D.   Behold, new things have come perfect tense indicating abiding results of the new life in Christ
E.    Since you are in Christ and a new creation the old is gone and the new is here.

III. Reconcile – 18-19
A.    Reconciliation involves a changed relationship because our trespasses are not counted against us (19).  We are now to announce to others this message of God’s grace. (Rom 1:21 ; 3:23 ; 2 Cor 4:6). 
B.    The MINSTRY OF RECONCILILARION – being an agent of this good news.
C.    How do you fulfill the ministry or word of reconciliation if you have not experienced it?

1.    Good reason why people don’t evangelize is because they are not true Christians.
2.    Good reason why people don’t share ministry of reconciliation and word of reconciliation is because they haven’t experienced either themselves.
3.    So let me ask you, if you aren’t sharing the gospel, if you are not evangelizing, if you are not exercising the ministry of reconciliation to those who are without Christ why not?  The reason may be because you haven’t been reconciled to God yourself. 

Recognize, recreate, reconcile.  Three very powerful, positive words.  

Do you recognize Christ as Lord and Savior?  Anything less and heaven is not your home.  Recreate.  Are you a new creation?  You may be reformed but not regenerated.  You may be a professor of Christ, but not a possessor of Christ.   Reconcile.  The key to First Baptist Church is everyone here being a minister of reconciliation.  But there may well be a problem with that.  You cannot be a minister of reconciliation when you yourself have never been reconciled to God. Recognize, Recreate, Reconcile.  Three very powerful, spiritually positive words.  In a nutshell what I am asking today is are you truly a blood bought, regenerated on the inside reconciled to God, born-again child of God?  

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Oct 27, 2019 Recognize, Recreate, Reconcile 2 Cor 5:16-19

Oct 27, 2019 Recognize, Recreate, Reconcile 2 Cor 5:16-19

Dr Phillip J Huggins