2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2, Be Reconciled to God

In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day, Paul explains what it looks like when the love of Christ “controls” us and, thus, we live only for him (cf. 5:14-15). Paul’s worldview had undergone a radical transformation so that he no longer viewed Christ—or anything else—from a worldly outlook. Being united with Christ changed everything. A central element of that change was an understanding of the Christians’ mission to serve as Christ’s ambassadors entrusted with the message of reconciliation.