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2 Corinthians 5 - NIV

11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.

12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart.

13 If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.

14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.

15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

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, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

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 people’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[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.


a. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Or Christ, that person is a new creation.
b. 2 Corinthians 5:21 Or be a sin offering

Sermons on 2 Corinthians 5 More sermons: 2 Corinthians 5

James Lee avatar
Come to the Cross
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: An invitation to come to the cross should be ore than just an invitation to take something away. This is an invitation o bring something, when you come.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3
Ambassador's For Christ
Shared by: GARY ELLER on Nov, 2016
Summary: What does it truly mean to be a representative for Jesus?
Denomination: *other
Views: 14
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Sep, 2016
Summary: In the day we live we need to prove to the world we have a live God we serve.
Jim Caswell avatar
God's Job
Shared by: Jim Caswell on Sep, 2016
Summary: Conway Twitty. "That's My Job". The chorus says, "Everything I do is because of you." Isn't that what God does for us. God is to be seen as the perfect heavenly Father who may even have to say "no' sometimes.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
I Will Never, Never, Never, Never, Never.
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: The theologian Adam Clarke notes that in the Greek there are no less than 5 five negatives in this short discourse. I will Never ... Never ... Never ... Never ... Never... leave you or forsake you.
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Why Am I Encouraged To Share My Faith?
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Aug, 2016
Summary: Someone cared enough about you to push past their fears to share the gospel with you. At FCC we encourage you to love other enough to do the same for them!
Views: 324
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Transformational power of God
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Aug, 2016
Summary: If we are to experience God, we need to allow Him to change us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 294
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
If --- no sadder words
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug, 2016
Summary: If is one of the largest two letter words? No sadder words of pen or tongue than the words what might have been? God can take this mess and change people! Little effort? little fruit!
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jun, 2016
Summary: We must do things God's way.
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Is My Past My Future
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on May, 2016
Summary: A sermon to give hope to those who feel that they are bound and shackled to their past.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,420
Roger Roark avatar
I am a has been
Shared by: Roger Roark on Mar, 2016
Summary: I am not what I once was, or have been
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 257
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Becoming a new creation in Christ.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 115
Matthew Parker avatar
St. Patrick's Day Homily
Shared by: Matthew Parker on Mar, 2016
Summary: A mid-week interactive message on St. Patrick's Day for an inner-city mission.
George Durham avatar
Hope for Broken People
Shared by: George Durham on Mar, 2016
Summary: Hope for Broken People!; Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again. 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 503
Clair Sauer avatar
Fresh Perspective, Fresh Outlook
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Feb, 2016
Summary: Much of our anxiety and stress grows out of our attempts to live according to worldly standards. We will find peace when we are grounded in our God-given identity, Christ's new creation.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,328
John Gaston avatar
Christ and World Revolution
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2016
Summary: Jesus Christ is the greatest revolutionary who ever lived. Jesus demands, not only personal revolution -- of our hearts, priorities, behavior, and words -- but also for us to bring revolution to the world around us!
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 194
Tim Zoltowski avatar
Ministry of Reconciliation
Shared by: Tim Zoltowski on Jan, 2016
Summary: When we become a new creation in Christ, we become ministers of reconciliation having been given the message of reconciliation as if God is making his plea through us: Be ye reconciled to God. We are therefore, ambassadors for Christ.
Tim Zoltowski avatar
New Beginnings
Shared by: Tim Zoltowski on Jan, 2016
Summary: We are often disappointed with new beginnings, especially with our resolutions to change in the coming year. The reason might be that we are looking to change the wrong things. We look at circumstances instead of looking at who we are within.
Casey Sabella avatar
Who Is The Real You?
Shared by: Casey Sabella on Dec, 2015
Summary: We all have different personas and roles we play depending on our circumstances. We are one person at work; another at play and still another at home. Who is the real you? How do you develop this all-important you to change the world?
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,120
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
The Ledger / Charge That To My Account
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Dec, 2015
Summary: Beloved, Martin Luther saw the power of this short letter (Philemon) in his statement: "We are all his Onesimi if we really believe it."
Paul Barreca avatar
The Judgment Seat of Christ
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Oct, 2015
Summary: There is a coming inspection of our Christian Lives that will involve either REWARD or LOSS for every Christian. We should make our life for Christ count so that we receive His reward.
Paul Basehore avatar
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Oct, 2015
Summary: A complete transformation is necessary for us to continue living in Christ.
Series: Baking Bread
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Be Ye Reconciled To God
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Sep, 2015
Summary: To establish that God was in Christ – reconciling the world unto Himself. As sinners we were all in need of reconciliation.
John Ong avatar
Earthly Tents
Shared by: John Ong on Aug, 2015
Summary: The preaching of Paul to the Corinth speaks about tent as the brevity of life.
John Colbert avatar
Old to the New
Shared by: John Colbert on Aug, 2015
Summary: The sermons that I have listed are 30 to 40 minute sermons. I have only listed the points and a couple of comments under each point of each sermon to give the preacher a remembrance which the Holy Spirit can lead on and speak through the man of God.
Daniel Habben avatar
It’s Not Just Our Building That’s New - So Are You!
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jun, 2015
Summary: A reminder of the change that God has worked in us through faith in Jesus. This change takes away our guilt and motivates us to live for others, not ourselves.
Greg Gordon avatar
The Good News Message Of Jesus Christ
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. - 2 Corinthians 5:21 Everyone enjoys receiving good news, a letter that is opened with something positive is always encouraging. Bad news can seem ...
Greg Gordon avatar
Judging Other Christians By Outward Appearance
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: 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. - 2 Corinthians 5:16 The eye is an amazing part of God's creation and miracle that he has made. It is said that in one singl ..
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Walk as a New Creation
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on May, 2015
Summary: From 2 Corinthians 5:17 we discover that we are not just spruced up sinners, but we are actually new creations in every way. The old is gone and the new has come.
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2015
Summary: In our scripture today, God calls us Christ’s ambassadors. What exactly does that mean? An ambassador is someone who represents the interests of their homeland in a foreign country. Spiritually speaking, we are to represent Jesus and invite others
Series: CSI:Church
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:18
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 687