Morning Sermon | 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 | Pastor Steve Wainright
We are workers together with Christ! We have the privilege of working together with the Creator of the universe! (2 Corinthians 6:1; Mark 16:20; 1 Corinthians 3:9)
Not only that, we are ambassadors for Him. He’s working in us and through us to bring a message of hope to a lost and dying world. It’s a message of reconciliation: moving from being an enemy of God to being at peace with Him. Christ became sin for us. The only way to be accepted by God is to be wearing the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
“in vain” seen in vs. 1 = with no purpose
Colossians 4:5- Take advantage of the opportunities God gives you to bring Him glory. Let your life count to the glory of God. Live for Him. (2 Corinthians 5:15)
vs. 2- see Isaiah 49: Israel failed, so God put in a Substitute!
Christ’s only failure was our failure. Our only success is His success.
Isaiah 49:8- Jesus Christ is our covenant. He embodies God’s pledge to you and me.
Right NOW is the time that’s acceptable to God. It’s a time of blessing. Cherish the Gospel. Redeem the time. Now is the day of salvation.
Evening Sermon | Deuteronomy 4:1-14 | Pastor Steve WainrightGod is giving statues and laws to guide the second generation into the Promised Land.
vs. 1-4- Once you’ve trusted, continue to obey. Disobedience brought death. Obedience brought life. This second generation had seen the first generation die. Moses was both warning them and encouraging them at the same time.
vs. 5-8- Live with the realization that there are people watching you.
vs. 6- Israel was surrounded pagan nations that would notice that Israel was different. Show forth God’s goodness! Let your light shine so others will see how good God is. Make Him famous by talking about Him.
vs. 9-14- He told them to remember what all had happened and to tell it to their children and children’s children. They had seen some amazing things on their journey through the wilderness. Pass on what God has done!
vs. 12- Only a voice…the emphasis is on the Word of God. Pagan nations had many gods, but they had no words from their gods.
If you love Him, you will keep His commandments. Slipping into sin shows lack of love for Him.