October 10, 2021 | Adam Morris
Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
If you were to take a poll on what the mission and purpose of the Church are, what kinds of answers do you think you would receive? Do you think that the answers would be united or varied? (I encourage you to go look some polls up on Google) With all of our modern-day resources concerning the Church and the Christian life, you’d think that we would be more united in this matter, singing out from the pews would be a chorus of people with a laser-focused motivation towards a singular goal… But for some reason we are divided. It’s no wonder, then, why the Church in America has declined in cultural influence over the past several decades.
For Paul writing to the Church in Corinth, the purpose and mission of the Church was not only clear to him but also inextricably linked with the salvation and life of the individual Christian. His reasoning is so simplistic and yet was so powerful it shook the core of civilization and altered the course of history forever. And what was that revolutionary idea? Because of Christ, you are a New Creation...