Summary: From the series Who Does Christ Want Me To Be? This message spurns believers in Christ to identify with their message to others. In order to be Christ’s messengers we must identify that we are I. WE ARE CHANGED II. WE ARE CALLED III. WE ARE COMMUN
This Sunday we want to continue with that question
“Who does Christ want me to be?”
Last week we answered that by saying
Christ wants you to be his Servant
This Sunday I want us to think upon God’s Word and the fact that
Christ wants you to be his Messenger
Christ wants you to be His Messenger.
When will a Christian speak out… about the Christian life and how magnificent it truly is to live for Christ?.
When will the Christian… voice to others about how marvelous our Lord is?
When will we share with those who around us about Heaven and the hope for eternity.
Will we wait until we get to heaven to do all those things?
Will we wait until life on earth is over to tell people about heaven.
Will we wait until we are face to face with our Lord to speak of His greatness.
Will we wait until the only people we are surrounded by… are those whose fate… is already sealed.
If we stay silent at this juncture and time in our lives then we will make no difference whatsoever for the Kingdom of God.
If we stay silent we are in complete violation of what Christ calls us to be.
His messengers…His Ambassadors…His Representatives.
Christ draws us into that personal relationship with Him not only to save us,… but for us to share the message of His love and greatness and His plan for all people who will believe in Him.
This is no time to be silent but this is the time to sing His praises and to sound out loud for the entire world to hear how exciting and indescribable the joy of knowing Jesus really is.
Are you showing that enthusiasm and excitement or are you being silent in a time when you should be sounding with joy and celebration for all to hear.
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We are to be Christ’s Ambassadors…His messengers…
The Word of God makes that truth very plain to see
2 Cor chapter 5:20
20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…
(2 Cor. 5:20)
We witness in that movie clip a woman who is describing something so wonderful, so beautiful….so terrific and so life changing that she is bubbling over with excitement and enthusiasm ,
As a result of her enthusiasm and excitement she can’t help but shout it out.
She simply cannot contain her joy.
And because of her testimony of joy and enthusiasm she makes an impact on the lives of others leading them to step out and experience what she has discovered.
Where are YOU… in being Christ’s Messenger?
The fact that we have become Christ’s Messengers.
Finds it’s origin in three important things the Apostle Paul mentions to us in 2 Corinthians 5.
We see that
I. WE ARE CHANGED (16-17)
II. WE ARE CALLED (17-19)
III. WE ARE COMMUNICATED (19-2)
First think with me about our being Christ’s messengers because of the fact we have been changed.
I. WE ARE CHANGED
We were not seeing Christ as we should or life as we should but those of us who were not seeing… we came to see
We were not knowing Christ as the loving and leading Lord of our lives but those of us Not knowing…. we came to know Him.
We were as those not experiencing His presence or his power in our lives but those of us who were
not experiencing we have come to experience Him
WE HAVE BEEN WONDEFULLY CHANGED!
If you are a Christian it did not happen by accident or by casual common day to day things.
It happened because an all-powerful God led you to a loving Lord who changes our lives forever.
To change literally means to transform.
Something …that was one thing… but has now become something else.
So what has happened is that a transformation has taken place in our lives and Paul describes this transformation.
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!
Has that transformation of life that only Jesus Christ can bring… happened to you?
Have you been changed?
You can’t really be Christ’s messenger until you have been changed.
Perhaps the reason today that you are not Christ’s messenger is because you really never have been changed.
The pinnacle of that transformation in our life is when Christ has filled us with His Presence and his Power.