God Offers A New Purpose As Ambassadors When We Are Rebels

Big Truth:

God Offers A New Purpose As Ambassadors When We Are Rebels

2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 4:17-24; 6:10-20; Colossians 1:1-23; 3:5-8, 12-17

Bible Verse:

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us, we implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:20

Big Ideas:

  • In our sin we choose to live for self.
  • Through Jesus we are given a new purpose to be ambassadors.
  • Ambassadors represent someone else.
  • Ambassadors have a message to proclaim.

Bible Story:

Acts 14:8-17

Paul and Barnabas fled to Lystra to escape being stoned because they were preaching the gospel. While they were in Lystra, Paul healed a lame man and the people wanted to sacrifice offerings to Paul and Barnabas. Paul didn’t allow them to make offerings to him because he proclaimed the true God. Those who are saved by Jesus are then His ambassadors or messengers.


New Creation

Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.

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Every child should know that:

  • God offers us a new relationship with Him through Jesus.

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Every child should:

  • Remember the sacrifice of Jesus that makes it possible to have a new relationship with God.

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Every child should feel:

  • Valued by God because of the new relationship He offers.

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Every child should want:

  • To be a part of God’s family as one of His holy, chosen people.