Not of This World- Part 2
November 10, 2019
- You’re not from here. You are from the one who sent you (John 17:16-18).
- As a sent one or ambassador, you are responsible for communicating the of the sender.
- The message of our sender is this: be to God (II Corinthians 5:20).
- The sender is responsible for letting everyone know that the ambassador is
- God’s of approval is the Holy Spirit.
The Irony of Representing Jesus
- The Holy Spirit tells everyone that you to Jesus.
- This is a both a blessing and a . Why?
- The world Jesus (John 15:18-25).
- Because the world Jesus, the world the ambassadors of Jesus.
- The world hates anyone it cannot claim as its .
- Jesus holds this over the devil: Satan has no claim on Him (John 14:30-31).
- When the world expresses its hate of Jesus and His followers, it is actually hate being expressed through them.
- Just as Jesus and His followers take on the characteristics of their, the world takes on the characteristics of its , (John 8:41-47).
- Just as God has His ambassadors, has his ambassadors (Matthew 24:4-6, Matthew 23-26).
How do you tell the difference between the ambassadors of and ambassadors of when they look and sound so much alike?
- The Holy Spirit helps you judge (I Corinthians 12:1-3).
- The key distinctions between Christ’s and Satan’s are in three areas: sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:7-11).
The Dual Message of the Gospel
- Most people assume that the love of God would be received.
- However, the gospel as much as it cures (John 3:16-21).
- Because Jesus our concepts of sin, righteousness and judgment, His message does not connect with in the same way.
- The fragrance of Jesus signals victory or depending on who you are (II Corinthians 2:14-16)
- God expresses His Love through His , but the Spirit feels to the world (Romans 5:5; I John 2:15-17).
- God’s love feels to the world because the world is of a different than the Father (I Corinthians 2:12; John 14:16-17).
- Don’t judge the of your message by the world’s response to it.
- Don’t take rejection personally (I Samuel 8:4-7).