Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (day one) 

“HAVING CONCLUDED this, that one died for all, therefore all died.”–v 14.

“But may it never be that I should boast (or place confidence) except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world was crucified to me, and I to the world.”–Galatians 6:14.

The Gospel was not presented in the first century in terms of “your best life, now”.  Without apology or hesitation the first preachers of our faith portrayed faith in terms of a death to one life and a resurrection to a new one.   The offer was a new life.  The cost was your old life.  All of it.

We came to a verdict/conclusion (Greek krino, decision or judgement), said Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:14.   The death of Christ means that all men were dead (already) and have lost the justification for continuing to be so.  Why stay on a sinking ship?

Time for a similar verdict from us all.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

One thought on “Verdict”

  1. This blog gives us a radically fresh perspective on life. In Christ, there is new creation. There is a new life. Having faith, trusting and believing in Jesus gives us a new life! As believers of Christ, we have already been rescued and saved from the sinking ship!!

    My understanding from this blog is that the death of Jesus on the cross for our sins has given us the opportunity for reconciliation with God if we choose to follow Jesus and to serve together for advancing His mission. By reconciliation with God that we will have eternal life where there will be no sickness, no sufferings and no sadnesses!

    What are your thoughts on the path for our new life together as believers of Jesus Christ?

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